Overjet increased during treatment?

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dfac001
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Overjet increased during treatment?

#1 Post by dfac001 » Mon Sep 29, 2008 1:25 am

Hi everyone,

I have deep bite. Before braces my deep bite was like more than 100%. But no serious overjet. There was some degree of overjet since the upper were covering 100% the upper had to be like 2mm from the lower.

Since having braces my upper teeth were clearly protruding forward like 10mm. And then my ortho put my bottom braces on with the clearance gained.

Some of my friends, being non supportive of me having braces, commented on how bad my teeth looked.

My frds think I'm making myself look really bad by having braces. They think my teeth were not too bad to begin with and now they are buck teeth and look really bad.

So frustrated, does anyone have the same problem as me?

btw I had 2 extractions, so the protruding upper arch is supposed to go backwards, right???
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Ceramics on Upper braced 02/01/08
Extracted 2 upper 2nd premolars 08/14/08
Ceramics on Bottom braced 08/22/08

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#2 Post by Lisa65 » Mon Sep 29, 2008 5:08 am

In a deep bite the top front teeth are usually slanted backwards. There is actually an overjet, but it's camouflaged by the inward slant. As the bite opens and the top teeth come into line, the hidden overjet becomes apparent.

It's a necessary "ugly duckling" stage, but once all the top teeth are properly aligned, they can start to be brought back into the extraction gaps, and the overjet will disappear.

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#3 Post by gingerprince » Tue Sep 30, 2008 12:35 am

Hi dfac001, I had similar issues to yourself.
My original teeth alignment meant that I had a large overbite, but only a slight overjet.
Halfway through treatment, before getting on the powerbands to close the extraction gaps, I had a massive overjet!
Now, with the powerbands on, my extraction gaps are almost comletely closed and I only have a very small overjet.
This remaining overjet is now being corrected with elastics, which are pulling my lower jaw out slightly, to give me the perfect bite.

GP.

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#4 Post by dfac001 » Tue Sep 30, 2008 2:55 pm

Lisa65 Thanks for the reply. I hope the ugly duckling stage will pass soon and I can show everyone my choice is right.

gingerprince Thanks for telling me your experience. Did you have extraction like halfway during treatment? or right at the beginning?

I just had the extraction like 7 months into the braces. So the overjet formed before the extraction. And now it's slowly making its way back.

I just uploaded pics to my story the front view I have yet to put the side view aka the overjet.

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Ceramics on Upper braced 02/01/08
Extracted 2 upper 2nd premolars 08/14/08
Ceramics on Bottom braced 08/22/08

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