How many teeth do you show when you smile?

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Anna5
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How many teeth do you show when you smile?

#1 Post by Anna5 »

I only show 6 and I was wondering, is that too little?

ejverx
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Re: How many teeth do you show when you smile?

#2 Post by ejverx »

I show 6 too! I think 6 is fine.

SunshineRay
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Re: How many teeth do you show when you smile?

#3 Post by SunshineRay »

6 here too but that may change once I get the bottom 2 teeth fixed.

Featheryy1221
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Re: How many teeth do you show when you smile?

#4 Post by Featheryy1221 »

I show eight now. Before starting treatment I only showed 6. I never show my bottom teeth much because they're pretty crooked, but when I get my braces off I will. :)
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MrsCharisma
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Re: How many teeth do you show when you smile?

#5 Post by MrsCharisma »

I show 8 uppers and commonly show my lower teeth too...even before braces.

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Woobster
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Re: How many teeth do you show when you smile?

#6 Post by Woobster »

8... I think. :mrgreen:

cata
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Re: How many teeth do you show when you smile?

#7 Post by cata »

6 when I started, 8 now
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samoorelaw
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Re: How many teeth do you show when you smile?

#8 Post by samoorelaw »

I show 8 of my upper teeth now and I'm pretty sure I showed 6 before treatment. None of my lower teeth shows.
Braces removed for 3rd and final time July 14, 2016!!!!

Permanent 8 crowns front 8 teeth (upper) January 30, 2015

Braces removed again December 3, 2014!!

Partial braces re-installation September 25, 2014

Braces removed September 4, 2014!

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Lalaloo
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Re: How many teeth do you show when you smile?

#9 Post by Lalaloo »

upper 8, 6 bottom

TMJJill
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Re: How many teeth do you show when you smile?

#10 Post by TMJJill »

Before braces, 6/8 top and bottom.

After braces, 8/10 top (depending on how big the smile is) and 8 bottom.

My upper arch was developed and I went from a V to a nice U shape and a wider arch. :HugeGrin:

My smile is now much more symmetrical too. It has canted left for lots of years.
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Braces as Phase II treatment for TMJD.
Lower mandibular repositioning splint 26 months.
Lower braces on 10.75 months into Phase II treatment.
Duration in braces: 2 years, 2 weeks, 5 days
Removal of Braces: September 18, 2013

TMJD treatment now complete!

Anna5
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#11 Post by Anna5 »

That is great that most of you show 8 teeth now. But I think (and hope) 6 is fine too....

TMJJill
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#12 Post by TMJJill »

If your bite is in place and your teeth are in position, I really don't think the number matters. Everyone is different.

For me, it wasn't the number of teeth I showed. It was all about my bite being in position. The other stuff was all a bonus.
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Braces as Phase II treatment for TMJD.
Lower mandibular repositioning splint 26 months.
Lower braces on 10.75 months into Phase II treatment.
Duration in braces: 2 years, 2 weeks, 5 days
Removal of Braces: September 18, 2013

TMJD treatment now complete!

Anna5
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#13 Post by Anna5 »

Thanks, TMJJill. I think you are right.
A wider smile is considered more beautiful in general, but I think we cannot all have wide smiles. And sometimes I think a narrow smile suits a particular person better, I don't dislike it (in other people at least and I am trying now to appreciate my own smile more as well!).

kathydell
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Re: How many teeth do you show when you smile?

#14 Post by kathydell »

Thanks for making me think about this LOL. 6 uppers and 7 lowers (I had a lower incisor extracted so I have an uneven number in the front). That is a huge improvement over when I started this journey 17 months ago!

Anna5
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#15 Post by Anna5 »

I would love to see your progress, Kathydell! Maybe you can post a picture if you like?

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