Can braces fix facial asymmetry?

The short answer is yes, braces can fix facial asymmetry. We know that braces make beautiful smiles, but braces also have other benefits, such as changing and improving the overall shape of the face. 

Facial asymmetry is a problem that does not always require invasive surgeries to correct. Sometimes, orthodontic treatments (traditional braces, lingual braces, ceramic braces, veneers, and Invisalign) can correct facial asymmetry and change and even improve the appearance of the face. But how can braces fix facial asymmetry and improve face shape? We try to answer this question through the following paragraphs.

Is facial asymmetry normal?

Yes, having an asymmetrical face is a normal and common thing. However, people can get worried when they have a significant asymmetry since their face is different from what it is supposed to be. But, as stated above sometimes orthodontics can also fix an asymmetrical face.

What causes facial asymmetry?

An asymmetrical face can be caused by pathological or developmental issues. Pathological have a genetic cause and developmental issues have an environmental cause, such as accidents, teeth misalignment, and harmful behaviors (thumb sucking, biting on things, etc.).

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Which problems can orthodontics fix?

Orthodontics treatments can fix several problems, which include…


An underbite is a bite problem that consists of having your lower front teeth in front of your upper teeth when you close your mouth. An underbite can cause speech, chewing, and wear problems. Orthodontic treatments can fix small and moderate underbite problems, but as stated, you need to visit your dentist to know if you are going to get benefitted from orthodontics in your specific case.

Open bite 

An open bite is a bite problem that consists of having a gap between your upper and lower front teeth when having your mouth closed. Here orthodontic treatments can help or even fix the problem, but you will also need to visit your dentist to know which is the most appropriate treatment for your case.


An overbite is a type of bite that consists of having your upper front teeth overlap with your lower front teeth. This is the most common type of bite since most people have at least a little overbite. However, when your overbite is too large, a dentist can diagnose you with a deep bite, which can cause problems such as tooth wear or jaw pain. 

Facial asymmetry

Facial symmetry is a specific measure of bodily symmetry. A face can become asymmetrical due to genetic or developmental issues. However, by fixing a problem from the ones presented above, you can also fix an asymmetrical face, but you will need to talk to your dentist first.

Where can I get braces and fix my facial asymmetry in the Phoenix Metro Area?

If you are looking for a place to get dental braces in the Phoenix Metro area in Arizona, you can come to Somos Dental. At Somos Dental we are known as the most affordable braces place in Phoenix. You can contact us through our number 623-233-2668 or by filling our online form which also includes a free appointment. You can also find us at any of our six different locations in Downtown Phoenix, Desert Sky Mall, Mesa, Camelback, Laveen, and Avondale.

Get a free laptop when you prepay your braces for only $1,999

We wanted to give the best present that it can be given, the presence of a beautiful white smile. In Somos Dental you can get a free laptop when you prepay your braces.You can schedule your appointment by filling our online form, which will also give you a free diagnostic appointment, so you get your braces while also taking care of your finances.

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