Hi, I Want Perfect Teeth, But I’ve Been Told I Need Surgery To Change The Shape Of My Jaw. Is This My Only Option?

Q.
Hi,
I’ve previously had orthodontic braces fitted three times on my top teeth and twice on bottom ones. This was due to wisdom teeth moving my teeth and also leaving a gap between my two front teeth. The last treatment I had managed to close the gap in between my front teeth and align all the teeth well. However, I was still left with a slight overbite of the front four teeth but was told this was simply the shape of my jaw and mouth and unless I had surgery that was all they could do.

I am now in my early thirties and went to a dentist where I’ve just moved and went for a local check-up. She suggested that I’d need X-rays to check roots of teeth to see whether they were strong enough for yet more braces. I’m really not sure what to do. Is it a bad idea to have braces fitted again? Could what she says about teeth shaping be true or should I just accept that I’ll never have completely perfect teeth due to my jaw shape? I’m really not sure what to do. Is it a bad idea to have braces fitted again? Could what she says about teeth shaping be true or should I just accept that I’ll never have completely perfect teeth due to my jaw shape?  I look forward to your answer.

A.
Without seeing your exact situation I can only speculate, and can’t give you definitive answers. The first step I would suggest, is to come for an thorough examination and consultation to figure out all your options. There may be several ways to resolve things for you.

As always, the very best treatment begins with careful analysis, diagnosis and planning.  Best wishes

Mark.

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