Bimax protrusion, lip incompetence and extractions - my whole story

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Lovespain5
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Bimax protrusion, lip incompetence and extractions - my whole story

#1 Postby Lovespain5 » Sun Sep 25, 2016 11:40 am

Even if I'm debraced now it is never too late to write your story!

Three years ago I decided to go to an orthodontist to correct my lips which couldn't close properly.
My teeth were very slightly crowded but my smile was nice although a bit toothy.
My lower lip was bigger than my upper one and my mouth protruded.
The orthodontist said that I had bimaxillary protrusion and lip incompetence.


I was said that it couldn't be corrected without the extraction of my 4 first premolars.
I was very afraid when I learnt that I had to extract 4 healthy teeth!!! Moreover some people told me before that I had nice teeth.
But the orthodontist explained that my face would improve a lot : excellent lip contact, stronger chin and a well-balanced face.
Even if my smile would become a bit less wide.
I hesitated for months and finally I decided to go for the treatment.

So I started with the bicuspid extractions. I nearly cried when I see those huge gaps!
After I was fully braced for 32 months, but not only.
I had double powerchains too, during nearly all my treatment and a special wire with loops, to reinforce the retraction of my teeth.
I had elastics for 18 months, always with the strength "extra-heavy", above all with the Class II configuration but I wear the Class III and the triangular configuration too.
I was afraid during much time of my treatment of finishing with a sunken face and a flat profile because of the extractions.
But the orthodontist explained how bicuspid extractions are compulsory in people suffering from bimax protrusion and lip incompetence. So such side effects can't arrive in my case.

I am debraced now and I don't regret anything.
On the contrary, all the pain totally worth it!
I started now with the retainer phase (Essix and now bonded retainers on both jaws) and hope my protrusion won't come back.
My smile was broader before the treatment but a smaller mouth fits better in my face.

Here are photos of my before and my after.
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cinndiid
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Re: Bimax protrusion, lip incompetence and extractions - my whole story

#2 Postby cinndiid » Mon Sep 26, 2016 6:10 pm

Wow the result is amazing!!!

Lovespain5
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Re: Bimax protrusion, lip incompetence and extractions - my whole story

#3 Postby Lovespain5 » Tue Sep 27, 2016 7:13 am

cinndiid wrote:Wow the result is amazing!!!


Thank you very much! :D
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Re: Bimax protrusion, lip incompetence and extractions - my whole story

#4 Postby Lovespain5 » Mon Nov 21, 2016 5:43 pm

I went to the ortho one week ago to deal with my first 6 months after treatment.
So all is OK with my teeth and my face, nothing has changed since my braces had been off.
My teeth are straight and my lips stay perfectly competent.
But there is other improvements I didn't think about before starting my treatment :
- firstly I'm no longer a mouth breather thanks to the correction of my bimax protrusion.
- my pronunciation improved even if I still have a little lisp.
- I have much more self-confidence than before. As my teeth are less appearent, I don't hesitate to show a full smile (I had a complex about my too toothy smile before, even if my teeth were nice).
FInally, I had only beneficial changes thanks to treatment.
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Re: Bimax protrusion, lip incompetence and extractions - my whole story

#5 Postby tomahawk1717 » Thu Dec 22, 2016 11:11 pm

I'm not able to see the pictures :/. Is there any way I could see this?

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Re: Bimax protrusion, lip incompetence and extractions - my whole story

#6 Postby tillybrace » Fri Dec 23, 2016 12:15 am

tomahawk1717 wrote:I'm not able to see the pictures :/. Is there any way I could see this?

you need to of posted more, then you have before you can see pictures. so get talking and photos will appear
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Lovespain5
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Re: Bimax protrusion, lip incompetence and extractions - my whole story

#7 Postby Lovespain5 » Wed Dec 28, 2016 6:25 am

tomahawk1717 wrote:I'm not able to see the pictures :/. Is there any way I could see this?


You have to write 8 messages to be able to see the photos.
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Re: Bimax protrusion, lip incompetence and extractions - my whole story

#8 Postby tomahawk1717 » Tue Jan 03, 2017 12:33 am

Oooh so i gotta talk more. thanks

Lovespain5
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Re: Bimax protrusion, lip incompetence and extractions - my whole story

#9 Postby Lovespain5 » Thu Jan 05, 2017 7:06 am

tomahawk1717 wrote:Oooh so i gotta talk more. thanks


Normally, you can see the photos now.
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Re: Bimax protrusion, lip incompetence and extractions - my whole story

#10 Postby gooslumps12 » Fri Feb 17, 2017 8:57 am

how many months did it take for the gaps from extractions to close?

13july
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Re: Bimax protrusion, lip incompetence and extractions - my whole story

#11 Postby 13july » Fri Feb 17, 2017 8:58 am

IS BIMAX PROTRUSION THE SAME AS VERTICAL MAXILLARY EXCESS

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Re: Bimax protrusion, lip incompetence and extractions - my whole story

#12 Postby gooslumps12 » Fri Feb 17, 2017 8:59 am

[quote="13july"]IS BIMAX PROTRUSION THE SAME AS VERTICAL MAXILLARY EXCESS[/quote]

Doubt it.

Lovespain5
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Re: Bimax protrusion, lip incompetence and extractions - my whole story

#13 Postby Lovespain5 » Sat Feb 18, 2017 5:05 pm

gooslumps12 wrote:how many months did it take for the gaps from extractions to close?


It took 24 months for me.
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Lovespain5
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Re: Bimax protrusion, lip incompetence and extractions - my whole story

#14 Postby Lovespain5 » Sat Feb 18, 2017 5:08 pm

13july wrote:IS BIMAX PROTRUSION THE SAME AS VERTICAL MAXILLARY EXCESS


No. Vertical Maxillary Excess consists in a gummy smile whereas Bimax Protrusion defines protruding teeth in both the jaws.
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lexax
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Re: Bimax protrusion, lip incompetence and extractions - my whole story

#15 Postby lexax » Fri May 12, 2017 6:22 pm

how old were you when you first get your braces?


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