Here at Cool Dental in the Lethbridge area, we’ve worked with young patients who have sharp canines or what is commonly referred to as dracula teeth or vampire teeth.
Canines are present both in the upper and lower teeth. They’re naturally long and pointed to help us bite into and tear food. However, if the canines appear extra-long and pointed and are positioned high above the other teeth, they may cause a person to feel embarrassed.
But having dracula teeth is a common dental issue, and it can be prevented and fixed. Here’s Dr. Lachman talking about how it can be corrected.
● Teeth don’t need to be pulled. Having dracula or fang-like teeth is common and it can be treated. Your child’s teeth don’t need to be removed. Here in our dental office, we don’t extract teeth unless it’s necessary, and these cases are very rare.
● It isn’t due to the teeth being too small or big. It isn’t true that children get their too small or too big teeth from their parents. The canines are positioned too high and are protruding as the upper jaw is too narrow for the teeth to align properly. The teeth are forced to fit in a small arch, causing them to come in in an awkward position.
● Fixing it doesn’t have to involve surgery. To fix vampire teeth, we widen the arch to its proper form through the use of orthodontic treatments, and this doesn’t involve surgery nor tooth removal.
● Using braces is part of the process. To help the teeth line up properly, using braces is essential. The treatment can last for a couple of years. We monitor the progress the patient is making. Once the treatment is complete, we remove the braces and see beautiful straight teeth. No signs of fang teeth.
Every Individual Case is Unique
Our dental team performs orthodontic treatments routinely, and having dracula teeth is a common concern we hear from our patients.
Before we start with any procedure, we first examine the state of the teeth and the patient’s medical history and also take images inside the mouth.
We then customize a treatment plan based on our findings and explain it to you in detail. Orthodontic treatment options vary and the progress patients are making may also differ.
Regular checkups are crucial so we can monitor the results and address any concerns you may have immediately. Braces can be uncomfortable especially right after every adjustment, but once you get used to them, they become tolerable.
We also offer advice to help relieve any discomfort. We encourage patients to contact us immediately should they have urgent concerns.
Learn More About Fixing Dracula Teeth
If you’re concerned about your child’s dracula teeth, we invite you to book an initial consultation with Dr. Lachman. We can provide you with more information about the procedure and its costs once the dentist sees your child’s mouth.
Our entire team works together to keep the environment positive and supportive, especially for our young patients. Please let us know if there’s anything we can do to help you feel more comfortable during your dental visits.
We’re excited to hear from you! Call us today at (403) 382-2273. Schedule your visit here in our dental practice in the Lethbridge area.