Options for widening lower dental arch?
5 months ago
I had a consultation with an oral surgeon today and they said I would probably have to have extractions before corrective jaw surgery because of crowding. I meet with an orthodontist next month, but I'm getting kind of anxious and would like a second opinion now. Is it possible to widen my lower dental arch without extractions, maybe tipping? Or is my lower jaw too narrow? I should mention, none of my wisdom teeth came in, they all had to be surgically removed.
Doctor Answers 2
First of all you have truly beautiful teeth. You do have a space problem however. Room for your existing teeth is often created by removing premolars. If that is what your orthodontist also recommends I would not worry very much about the procedure. There will be no significant pain and you teeth will look amazing. Good luck!
I agree with the oral surgeon. In order to get the maximum results, you would need to push back the front teeth as much as possible.
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