What are these white spots on my gums and how can they be treated?

Discussion in 'Orthodontics' started by Jla49494, May 29, 2018.

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    Jla49494

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    These protrusions on my top gums are causing my philtrum to stick out, making my chin look weaker. The skin around my mouth is bunched up and I have like a monkey-like face. This is a result of not wearing my retainers for long enough and I wanted to know what my options are now. The overjet is noticeable as you can see in the pictures I'm mainly worried about cosmetics and the look of my mouth.
     

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    billw3r

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    Go back and redo your orthodontics and have proper torque and overjet and could correct any cl.2 or cl.3 problem that you have.
    I would put you in some good retainers where your teeth come in contact with each other so they would wear in any type of retainer that has a wire coming over your occlusion and you hit that wire when you bite together.

    Go get your retainer and wear them.
     
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    MattKW Verified Dentist

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    That's just overlying bone. You don't walk around holding your lip up like that, so who's going to see? Yes, you have an overjet, but if you want to change that you'd need to go back into some form of orthodontic treatment. It's not the lack of retainers that's caused that position. Maybe it's just the best your orthodontist could do. You look pretty average to me.
     
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