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How will an orthodontic chin cup affect the appearance of my teeth?

Dante A. Gonzales, DMD
Orthodontics & Dentofacial Orthopedics
The changes made using an orthodontic chin cup are typically skeletal (orthopedic) in nature. However, most studies have shown that during and after chin cup therapy the relationships between the upper and lower teeth, and angles of the teeth achieve a more normal (ideal) pattern. Thus, chin cup therapy should improve not just the jaw relationships, but also the appearance of your teeth.

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