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Narrow smiles

Last medically reviewed by : December 21, 2020

At Bespoke, we prioritise in customising and adjusting treatment methods and styles to perfectly suit our patients needs. We don’t promote a one-size-fits-all solution when it comes to teeth.

Treatment solutions for narrow smiles

A narrow smile describes a smile that shows around 6 of your teeth when you smile and is a common oral problem among many of our patients.

Patients come to us wanting to widen their smile, and there are a number of treatments that can help you gain your ideal smile.

Here at The Bespoke Smile, we believe that everyone should feel confident with their teeth when they smile.

Our cosmetic dental treatments are designed to solve most oral problems so that you can rest assured that your smile is in the best of hands.

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What causes a narrow smile?

award-winning dentists and dental practiceNarrow smiles are caused by the width and the alignment of the teeth and jaw.

If a patient has multiple missing teeth, then this can affect the appearance of the teeth and cause them to look narrow.

When a smile is narrow, the cheeks are not as well supported which can impact facial aesthetics and structure.

Wider smiles are considered as more desirable because they look more symmetrical and even.

There are many treatments that can widen a narrow-looking smile.

Treatment options to widen smiles

Led by Dr Sam Jethwa, each and every dentist here at The Bespoke Smile is trained to provide high-quality treatment to create smiles which are tailored to the patient.


Veneers are used to widen smiles because they can change the shape, colour and appearance of the teeth.

Dental veneers are a popular cosmetic dental solution because the application process is minimally invasive and quick.

Ultra-thin porcelain veneers can give the smile a fuller and wider look without excessively filing or shaving the surface of the tooth.

There are several types of dental veneer:

See a full list of veneer materials here.

The kind of veneer you opt for will depend on your individual oral condition and preferences, and our dental specialists will advise you on the best option for you.

Veneers are such a popular cosmetic treatment because of their natural look and feel, as well as their tooth-like durability.

With dental veneers, patients’ smiles can often last a lifetime with proper maintenance and aftercare, and each set is hand-crafted by expert ceramicists for a seamless look.

Other benefits of veneers include:

  • Do not harm gums
  • Stain-resistant to retain their whiteness
  • Stronger and more durable than dental crowns
  • Minimally invasive procedure
  • Easy to maintain and care for
  • Quick fix for most oral issues

Alternative orthodontic treatments

Orthodontic solutions, such as fixed braces or Invisalign, are another way to improve the look of a narrow smile.

Both metal and clear braces are designed to re-align the teeth to widen the smile. In most minor orthodontic cases, a clear aligner like Invisalign can help straighten the teeth.

The magic of Invisalign is that they can align your teeth discreetly and invisibly so that you can smile confidently throughout your teeth-straightening treatment.

Why choose Invisalign?

In more severe alignment cases, traditional metal braces may be a more suitable option to help straighten your teeth for the long-term.

Alignment treatment using braces can last anywhere between 6 and 18 months, depending on your individual requirements. Read more about the treatment process for fixed braces.

Our dentists will be able to discuss your options with you and analyse the best route forward to restore your smile.

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