Braces change face/nose?

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braceface10
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Braces change face/nose?

#1 Post by braceface10 »

Hello, I got a few teeth extracted 5 months ago and braces on 2 months ago. I feel as if my face and nose have been changing, for the worse, ever since. It took me some time to notice but now I think I may have figured it out. It's as if my face has become narrower and longer, but at the same time more square and I can't stand it. My nose looks bigger and more pointy. I am 14, about to turn 15, if that helps, so maybe it is just growing but I don't think so. Perhaps it could be from losing weight in my face. I don't know.
I have an appointment in a few days to get my braces tightened but I think maybe I should bring this up. They might think I'm being ridiculous, but other stories I'ce read have said a similar thing happened to them. I brought it up to my dad and he started laughing. (not in a rude way, but definitely not taking me seriously)
PLEASE HELP!!! I hate looking at myself, yet in an odd way I cannot stop. (I was never very self-concious or disgusted by my looks until after I got my teeth pulled) Thank you!!

Bracingmyself901
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Joined: Sun Aug 07, 2016 10:47 pm

Re: Braces change face/nose?

#2 Post by Bracingmyself901 »

Extracting healthy teeth comes with risk. Unfortunately, it does sound like extractions contributed to negative changes in your face, coupled with puberty. Talk to your ortho about your concerns.

Lovespain5
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Re: Braces change face/nose?

#3 Post by Lovespain5 »

braceface10 wrote:Hello, I got a few teeth extracted 5 months ago and braces on 2 months ago. I feel as if my face and nose have been changing, for the worse, ever since. It took me some time to notice but now I think I may have figured it out. It's as if my face has become narrower and longer, but at the same time more square and I can't stand it. My nose looks bigger and more pointy. I am 14, about to turn 15, if that helps, so maybe it is just growing but I don't think so. Perhaps it could be from losing weight in my face. I don't know.
I have an appointment in a few days to get my braces tightened but I think maybe I should bring this up. They might think I'm being ridiculous, but other stories I'ce read have said a similar thing happened to them. I brought it up to my dad and he started laughing. (not in a rude way, but definitely not taking me seriously)
PLEASE HELP!!! I hate looking at myself, yet in an odd way I cannot stop. (I was never very self-concious or disgusted by my looks until after I got my teeth pulled) Thank you!!
Why do you opt for extractions? What was exactly your initial problem : bimaxillary protrusion, Class II or crowding? Which teeth had been extracted?
:?:-#):mrgreen:

lexax
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Re: Braces change face/nose?

#4 Post by lexax »

can you show some pics? You may just haven't gotten used to your new look? And how old were you when you experienced those change?

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