Correcting a Narrow smile

A narrow arch shows 6 teeth or less when smiling.  This is a common problem amongst our patients who are embarrassed about their smiles.

What causes a narrow smile?

A narrow smile can be caused by:

It can also produce an ageing effect as the cheeks are not fully supported.

On the other hand a wider smile is seen as more vibrant and youthful as it supports the face and is symmetrical.

How can I widen my smile?

There are three options to widening the smile.  You can have:


Invisalign is the invisible way to straighten your teeth. Invisalign is a custom made clear plastic aligner that will gently and gradually move your teeth into the optimal position.

Depending on the severity of the case it can taken anywhere from 4-12 months to treat, with the average case taking 6-8 months to finish.

Traditional fixed braces

Fixed braces involve a metal or ceramic bracket that is temporarily glued to the front surface of your tooth.  The brackets are joined together by a flexible wire which is adjusted over time to straighten your teeth.

Fixed braces, are the gold standards in orthodontics.  They are the most reliable, predictable and accurate method of straightening your teeth and can solve simple up to complicated movements.  It can take between 12-24 months to straighten your teeth with the average treatment taking 18 months.

What are the advantages of Invisalign compared to traditional fixed braces?

What are the advantages of having veneers?

What is the difference between a Composite Veneer and a Porcelain Veneer?

How do I know what option is best for me?

At Chapel Dental, we will examine your mouth and utilise the latest technology, the itero 5D element to envisage your results.  We will also discuss with you your long term goals so we can create a comprehensive plan tailored to your needs.   We also offer 0% finance plans to help with your budget.