Top teeth touching bottom brackets from deep bite

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oldperson
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Top teeth touching bottom brackets from deep bite

#1 Post by oldperson » Tue Sep 13, 2016 4:11 am

Hi, so Im getting braces in a week to fix my two upper impacted canines and rather bad deep bite, as well as just other crooked teeth. Although because of this deep bite i'm wondering what will happen to stop my top teeth touching the brackets on the bottom. My orthodontist hasn't said anything about this so i'm really quite confused. Ive read elsewhere on this forum about bite turbos and molar build ups but really I'm not sure.
So does anyone have some advice about what could happen when i get my braces in a week?

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Re: Top teeth touching bottom brackets from deep bite

#2 Post by DrJasonKTam » Tue Sep 13, 2016 5:55 am

Likely some molar build ups or some bonding on the incisors to keep things from clashing until the bite allows for your back teeth to touch without biting on your braces. To help open your bite, there may be curved wires and/or elastics used as well. Congratulations on getting started!
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Re: Top teeth touching bottom brackets from deep bite

#3 Post by oldperson » Wed Sep 14, 2016 1:39 am

Thanks for your reply, if molar build ups were used how would I be able to chew food, because my molars would not be able to touch each other?

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Re: Top teeth touching bottom brackets from deep bite

#4 Post by verso » Wed Sep 14, 2016 12:56 pm

oldperson wrote:Thanks for your reply, if molar build ups were used how would I be able to chew food, because my molars would not be able to touch each other?
With great difficulty. I've had mine for almost two months. I've only just recently gotten used to them. They suck but serve an important purpose.

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Re: Top teeth touching bottom brackets from deep bite

#5 Post by MissEvaH » Wed Sep 14, 2016 2:49 pm

At the start you will feel like you'll never be able to eat normally again, but you will eventually.

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Re: Top teeth touching bottom brackets from deep bite

#6 Post by Catpotat » Thu Sep 15, 2016 8:48 am

MissEvaH wrote:At the start you will feel like you'll never be able to eat normally again, but you will eventually.
I second this, it's like chewing with only 2 teeth at the beginning but the molar build ups wear down over time
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Re: Top teeth touching bottom brackets from deep bite

#7 Post by Beckett » Thu Sep 15, 2016 4:18 pm

I had my two top teeth hitting all 4 bottom central brackets right from the beginning. My ortho used a type of thicker rubber ligature under the regular ligature as a bumper. It was a little impossible to chew for a while until things leveled out (I had reversed curve wires that helped) and my molars finally touched again. Stock up on foods you can easily squish against the of your mouth. It's awkward, and be reassured that it won't last forever. Don't be surprised if the number on your scale goes down a bit from all of this.
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Re: Top teeth touching bottom brackets from deep bite

#8 Post by Ziggy » Thu Sep 15, 2016 6:49 pm

You get used to it -- don't worry, you won't starve. I now have buildups on my back molars and also under my upper front teeth and on top of my lower front teeth. Couldn't contact my bottom brackets with my front teeth even if I wanted to.

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Re: Top teeth touching bottom brackets from deep bite

#9 Post by oldperson » Mon Sep 26, 2016 6:20 am

So I got my braces on a few days ago, and the orthodontist did put some molar buildups in, although they are not high enough. So whenever I bite down my 4 front teeth touch the brackets. This isn't a problem normally although when I try to eat I am constantly nervous i'm going to break the brackets off my lower teeth. Should I call my ortho, as my next appointment is one and a half months away or will this problems fix itself in a few weeks time as my bite opens?

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Re: Top teeth touching bottom brackets from deep bite

#10 Post by verso » Mon Sep 26, 2016 9:15 am

^ I'd give your ortho a call just in case. I'd be more afraid of clenching my teeth in my sleep... pop goes a bracket!

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Re: Top teeth touching bottom brackets from deep bite

#11 Post by Beckett » Mon Sep 26, 2016 11:11 am

Yes, call your ortho. You don't want to chip a tooth from hitting those brackets, never mind the hassle of popping one off. (The bracket, not the tooth :D )
Braces for 18 months/4 days.

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