The size of my arches in the after pics of my clin check look a lot smaller which concerns me. Does anyone think its absolutely necessary to have teeth extractions to reduce the protrusion or can I go without?
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I did say that I have consulted with a orthodontic specialist alreadyWell, it's your money and your face. If you don't seek a specialist opinion, then it's on your head (literally). As you say, you've had a genioplasty, but now you want to pull your upper and lower front teeth backwards - how will that make the effect of the genioplasty better? I think it'll be a poor result. Bye...
I've already had a face lift and bone contouring around my face so I'm not really that concerned about my face looking wider or my cheeks and neck to sag. I am trying to get my protruding mouth to become smaller there aren't any other options really. Ive seen other people do it for the same purpose of reducing the protrusion and it seem to work out good for them. Thanks for your concern though.With your teeth you should try to achieve the change with as little work as possible. The proposed work could achieve the opposite of what you are seeking. It may make your face look wider but your cheeks and neck to sag rather than look more delicate. I'm sure there are more conservative routes to getting where you want to be. Don't rush into this. Possibly a combination of orthodontics and cosmetic work. Get as many opinions as you can.
When you move teeth, there are risks of root damage and bone damage. A board certified orthodontist will be very knowledgeable and prevent this from happening.Thanks for responding. Yes I do want to reduce my protrusion but I'm just worried that I will potentially be opening up future health problems with having a smaller mouth. And what do you mean there is a risk of root reabsorption?
Yes I realise that I have to wear retainers for the rest of my life but isn't that the same with everyone undergoing orthodontistry ?
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