My orthodontist put the braces wire through only my 4 top front teeth. Is this a bad thing? (Photo)

My teeth are starting to hurt and I'm scheduled to get my braces off in 3 weeks as well.

Doctor Answers 1

Braces on only four teeth.

Your orthodontist is concentrating on making the front fout teeth straight and is ignoring the significantly underdeveloped Maxilla.  You are an excellent candidate for Epigenetic orthopedics/orthodontics is grow your underdeveloped maxilla.


Ira L Shapira DDS, D,ABDSM, D,AAPM, FICCMO 

Chair, Alliance of TMD Organizations

Diplomat, American Academy of Pain Management

Diplomat, American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine

Regent & Fellow, International College of CranioMandibular Orthopedics 

Board Eligible, American Academy of CranioFacial Pain 

Dental Section Editor, Sleep & Health Journal

Member, American Equilibration Society Member, 

Academy of Applied Myofunctional Sciences

  

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