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Where Traditional Braces Fall Short

Question:

I went to an orthodontic consultation and requested a wide smile, similar to the ones you give your patients. The Orthodontist told me that widening a smile was impossible, though I have seen countless photos of your patients with wide smiles. Why would he tell me this is impossible?

Answer:

Orthodontists who continue to use traditional braces often claim that the H-4 System of Braces, which I and other orthodontist use, is impossible in achieving a wide smile, however, it is not. I believe these orthodontists say this because they are unable to create a wider smile with traditional braces.