I've had braces for almost a year now, and I'm getting elastics soon. I have a slight receding chin, and I was wondering if elastics will help improve it a bit?
Can Braces/Elastics Help a Slight Receding Chin?
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Will Elastics Improve a Receding Chin?
No, elastics will not improve a receding chin and can sometimes create more problems than they resolve. A receding chin or a lower jaw that is too far behind the upper jaw can only be fixed surgically or with orthopedic appliances. A receding chin can sometimes cause problems beyond aesthetics.
Can braces help a slightly receeding chin
elastics will not "grow" a small lower jaw....only surgery will do this. Sometimes however, reducing the overjet by use of elastics and braces will hide that the lower jaw is recessive
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