Why Are My Brackets So High?
At Gorton & Schmohl Orthodontics, we work hard to ensure Smile Arc Protection (SAP) for all of our patients. We’re committed to state-of-the-art advancements and the latest technology, which is why you should always visit your orthodontist for an orthodontic consultation.
Our patients often ask us why we place their brackets so high on the front teeth, closer to gum (gingival). To put your mind at ease let us first say no, we didn’t make a mistake! The placement of your brackets is actually dependent on the smile arc of you the patient. The smile arc is defined as the relationship of the curvature of edges of your teeth, to the curvature of the lower lip when smiling. An ideal smile arc has the maxillary incisal edge curvature parallel to the curvature of the lip.