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by derekwilliams
Sat May 12, 2018 4:57 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Freaking out about first extraction...
Replies: 5
Views: 313

Re: Freaking out about first extraction...

Don't do it, your face will change and look worse, better to expand than extract always. Look for another ortho that specializes in SARPE or palate expansion.
by derekwilliams
Wed Apr 25, 2018 3:58 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Face changed after extraction, noticeably worse, worried
Replies: 7
Views: 287

Re: Face changed after extraction, noticeably worse, worried

Ok I've calmed down. If worst comes to worst I'll just regrow a beard lol
by derekwilliams
Wed Apr 25, 2018 12:58 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Face changed after extraction, noticeably worse, worried
Replies: 7
Views: 287

Re: Face changed after extraction, noticeably worse, worried

Well all I felt these past 2 months is this strong wire on my lower teeth making them narrower and narrower for whatever reason, while not noticing any facial changes because of my beard. But now I have a deep bite, a shorter face and a measley lower jaw. The only thing keeping me together is that I...
by derekwilliams
Wed Apr 25, 2018 10:03 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Face changed after extraction, noticeably worse, worried
Replies: 7
Views: 287

Re: Face changed after extraction, noticeably worse, worried

If i could show my whole face you would see that the length became noticeably shorter, it just looks like i have tiny head syndrome... Plus my nose suddenly looks too big... im just really in total shock
by derekwilliams
Wed Apr 25, 2018 7:56 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Face changed after extraction, noticeably worse, worried
Replies: 7
Views: 287

Re: Face changed after extraction, noticeably worse, worried

Sorry for the confusing order but the “after” picture is the one on the left, gonna update it when I can
by derekwilliams
Wed Apr 25, 2018 12:30 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Face changed after extraction, noticeably worse, worried
Replies: 7
Views: 287

Face changed after extraction, noticeably worse, worried

I went to see an ortho to show more of my upper teeth when smiling and at rest. It turned out I had an overjet, so my dentist said he'd fix it all with just one lower incisor extraction, while assuring me my face wouldn't change. Fast forward 2 years into the present and my ortho requests I shave my...
by derekwilliams
Sun Feb 14, 2016 1:35 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Having second thoughts about my lower incisor extraction
Replies: 2
Views: 442

Having second thoughts about my lower incisor extraction

Are there any alternatives? I have straightened lower teeth from wearing braces when I was young but now I am 27 and my upper teeth are in a reverse curve and do not show at all when I smile or talk. My dentist said he can't bring them down before he extracts a lower incisor. I think crooked lower t...