are lower incisors supposed to be higher?

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are lower incisors supposed to be higher?

#1 Postby Lola » Mon Jun 29, 2009 11:56 am

As my thread title says, my lower incisors are much higher than the canines and molars so the line of my teeth isnt even on my lower arch. I have no pic sorry, so I hope you know what i mean...

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#2 Postby DrJasonKTam » Mon Jun 29, 2009 3:33 pm

In general, the lower incisors should be about 0.5mm shorter than the premolars and canines. Usually, the lower incisors are higher when there is a large overjet, since there is no vertical stop to prevent them from overerupting.
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#3 Postby panama » Wed Jul 01, 2009 7:23 am

I have this same problem, my lower incisors sit up in an arch shape above all my other teeth. I have been meaning to ask my orthodontist about this, will my braces push these teeth back into the gums or will i have to have them shaved off?

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#4 Postby theKurp » Wed Jul 01, 2009 10:11 am

You mean like this?

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#5 Postby panama » Thu Jul 02, 2009 6:11 am

wow! well that certainly answered my question. Mine are around the same as yours were.

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#6 Postby Lola » Thu Jul 09, 2009 4:14 am

Hi all, Kinda like your pics- only difference is that they werent like thisin the first place, but my braces have pulled them up! I was wondering if it is because they are crooked they didnt wear down and now or too long? They are huge teeth in comparison to the premolars!

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