Will Braces Improve Jawline?

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Will Braces Improve My Jawline?


Dental braces, also known as orthodontic braces, are equipment used in orthodontics to align and straighten teeth. They can help get teeth to the appropriate position for their bite, and they aim to improve an individual’s dental health. “Will braces improve my jawline?” is a question you might be posing to yourself. Braces are used alongside other orthodontic appliances to help widen the jaw and even improve the jawline. 

If you have crooked teeth or a misaligned bite, it could be due to an overbite or an underbite. You don’t need to worry, though, as there are treatments that can help restore your jawline.

So, the answer is yes: During treatment, braces improve the jawline and affect the way your face appears. Braces bring symmetry to your face and fix any stubborn alignment problems, and at the same time, they restore a natural appearance to your mouth and jawline

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How Braces Will Modify Your Face and Improve the Jawline

Alignment or orthodontic issues exist in three types, and these problems can have adverse effects on a person’s appearance. However, correcting them positively impacts how a person looks.

Orthodontic issues requiring braces include:

  • Underbite

If you have an underbite, your chin juts out, and your jaw will seem too big for your face. The bottom lip typically overpowers the upper lip. However, when braces are used, and surgery is completed if necessary, you will notice that the underbite you had is gone, and your jaw doesn’t stick out anymore. Additionally, you’ll see that your jaw’s features seem more natural and softer than before.

  • Open Bite

You’ll realize you have an open bite if your front teeth are sticking out : protruding out at an angle. Those with this problem often can’t close their mouths naturally. The teeth are usually big, and the mouth seems to be stretching over the teeth. The good thing is that braces can help to nudge such teeth into a more vertical orientation, and they will no longer appear bucked. When braces are employed, you’ll be able to close your mouth naturally, and you won’t have to stretch your lips over angled teeth.

  • Overbite

Individuals with overbite appear to have an undefined chin and jawline. When you look at their profile, you’ll often note that the upper lip appears to be protruding from the face. However, braces bring the bite into position and help improve the jawline for patients. Some cases may be complicated, and orthodontic surgery may be required. This is practiced alongside braces to change or improve on the alignment of the jaw. Similar cases in the upper or lower jaw occur due to these jaws not developing appropriately. In these cases, the doctor may have no choice except to go deeper and perform surgery.

If you have problems with your jawline, braces will ultimately help improve them. However, talk to your orthodontist first, as they will conduct an examination before recommending an appropriate resolution. 

CaliSmile Orthodontics: Best Orthodontist in Los Angeles County

With over 17 years of experience in both cosmetic and orthodontic dentistry, Dr. Amir Dehghan is the dental professional to partner with to make a plan for your dream smile. His commitment to helping you to meet your goals is unmatched in Los Angeles County.


CaliSmile Orthodontics has two convenient and modern dental offices, located in both Encino and West Hills, California. For a comprehensive orthodontic consultation in one of our Los Angeles County dental offices, give us a call anytime at (310) 710-6527 or fill out our online appointment request form. If you are ready to look and feel your best, call today and get started on your journey to a brand-new smile – (310) 710-6527.


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