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Do You Have “Buck” Teeth? Why You Might Need Jaw Surgery Torrance, CA

Do You Have “Buck” Teeth? Why You Might Need Jaw Surgery

Oral Surgery Torrance CA

Buck teeth. Having them is a cute right-of-passage for sine kids. But if you never outgrew your buck teeth, then you might not feel so cute anymore. Having upper front teeth that stick out can make you want to hide your smile behind your hand.

Sometimes, buck teeth are just a tooth alignment issue that’s easily corrected by braces.

But other times, buck teeth aren’t a problem with your teeth at all. Instead, your jaw itself could be to blame.

Buck Teeth and Jaw Shape

Upper front teeth might stand out more because the lower front ones are simply positioned too far back. The resulting horizontal gap can create a strange profile and cause difficulty when biting into sandwiches, pizza, and tacos.

The ultimate reason for this discrepancy? A lower jaw that is too small or too short.

This kind of problem isn’t fixable with braces. It usually involves jaw surgery. During the surgery, your jaw is extended to bring it out into healthy alignment, so that your upper and lower teeth line up correctly. Therefore, eliminating the buck-tooth effect.

Benefits of Jaw Surgery to Fix Buck Teeth

  • Relieve jaw pain
  • Chew with ease
  • Speak more clearly
  • Get rid of that snore you may have (due to a short jaw that causes your throat collapse)
  • A more proportionate profile
  • Reduced enamel wear, since your teeth will line up more evenly

Jaw Surgery in Torrance

Dr. Yagoubian is a Torrance oral surgeon who’s skilled in providing safe and comfortable jaw surgery. To find out if oral surgery could be the key to removing your buck-toothed look and getting a beautiful and functional smile, contact our team to schedule an evaluation.

Posted on behalf of Torrance Oral Surgery Center

23451 Madison St #120
Torrance, CA 90505

Phone: (310) 373-0667


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What Our Patients Say About Us

Even our patients who have been told in the past that they are not good candidates for dental implants have found options at our clinic.

  • Mindy W.

    This is a very welcoming center. Everyone seemed very competent and helpful. I had an oral biopsy today. No waiting. The staff were ready for me and all was in place. Dr. Yagoubian was warm , cheerful and I felt in extremely capable hands. I am so grateful I was referred to him. Sincerely, Mindy W.

  • Raj G.

    Dr. Yagoubian is excellent. I was in state for business when my wisdom tooth broke. I was lucky enough to find Dr. Yagoubian's office. Everyone there was professional and courteous. The procedure went smoothly. Dr. Y is highly skilled, meticulous, and a very personable health care provider (a rarity in the field, in my opinion). If you need an oral surgeon, I highly recommend him.

  • Chahab S.

    Dr Yagoubian is an excellent oral surgeon, supported by a very professional staff. They made the experience as stress-free as possible. Highly recommended.

  • Paul M.

    A positive experience from start to end. I got a sense that this was going to go well and it did. Two extractions, two implants, bone graft and removal of four part bridge. Leaving part of the bridge on one tooth. If there were 10stars they would be for Torrance oral surgery group and Dr. Alicia Wolf / Blanco Demtal Group for recommending Ben.