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Facial changes after 4 extractions: an anecdote

Posted: Wed Dec 26, 2018 8:42 am
by Lovespain5
A humorous situation arrived to me the other day. I had to show an student card to get a reduction. On this card I have an old ID photo, before getting my treatment. So with lip strain, puffy mouth and appearent teeth. And the cashier did not recognize me at all! I had to explain for 10 minutes, until getting an OK, with some doubts. That is the proof of the success of my treatment :lol:

Re: Facial changes after 4 extractions: an anecdote

Posted: Wed Jan 02, 2019 10:35 pm
by angeamber
It's quite reassuring to know that you're unrecognizable - and for the better! - after the extractions! I had them done not even a month ago! I can't wait until they close up! :jump:

Re: Facial changes after 4 extractions: an anecdote

Posted: Sat Jan 19, 2019 7:26 am
by Lovespain5
angeamber wrote:
Wed Jan 02, 2019 10:35 pm
It's quite reassuring to know that you're unrecognizable - and for the better! - after the extractions! I had them done not even a month ago! I can't wait until they close up! :jump:
In fact my bimax protrusion was characteristic for my face. The gaps closure will naturally lead to an increase of your nasolabial and your chin-lower lip angles, which straightens the profile and changes slightly facial proportions. You will see, you will enjoy a lot the result if your suffer from bimax protrusion.

Re: Facial changes after 4 extractions: an anecdote

Posted: Sat Jan 19, 2019 7:05 pm
by jeffhere
Dude, I wish i got extractions.
Ortho refused to do it though
Everyone refuses to do it because they think it wouldn't be worthwhile for me
But all I see is the bimax

Re: Facial changes after 4 extractions: an anecdote

Posted: Sat Jan 19, 2019 8:17 pm
by kplatt2010
Hey there- I thought the same thing. I was getting MMA surgery and needed braces before and after. Ortho said remove a couple of bottom teeth to match the teeth removed as a teen for first set of braces. I went ahead and had the two teeth extracted, and had the jaw surgery. I was supposed to have braces for six months post and now we are going on ~17 months (total brace time ~3 years...).

The problem with pulling teeth and adjusting jaws / bites is that sometimes then the teeth will tip inwards. This is what has been holding up the removal of my braces is because my bottom molars had tipped in. I was told easy fix with strong wire that will make then roll out. Nope, not so easy. I've gotten them 97% corrected but it's never going to be 100%. If I had a do over; I'd say no. The ortho even freely admits now that my teeth tipped in because of the extractions.

In hindsight; I think it was supposed to be a time saving measure but it ended up tipping the molars in. Once those teeth are gone, they are gone. No do overs.

Re: Facial changes after 4 extractions: an anecdote

Posted: Wed Jan 30, 2019 8:45 am
by Lovespain5
jeffhere wrote:
Sat Jan 19, 2019 7:05 pm
Dude, I wish i got extractions.
Ortho refused to do it though
Everyone refuses to do it because they think it wouldn't be worthwhile for me
But all I see is the bimax
Hello! Do you suffer from lip incompetence? Because it is often the reason which motivate a competent orthodontist to choose the extraction route, as it was for me.

Re: Facial changes after 4 extractions: an anecdote

Posted: Fri Feb 01, 2019 8:05 am
by Lovespain5
kplatt2010 wrote:
Sat Jan 19, 2019 8:17 pm
Hey there- I thought the same thing. I was getting MMA surgery and needed braces before and after. Ortho said remove a couple of bottom teeth to match the teeth removed as a teen for first set of braces. I went ahead and had the two teeth extracted, and had the jaw surgery. I was supposed to have braces for six months post and now we are going on ~17 months (total brace time ~3 years...).

The problem with pulling teeth and adjusting jaws / bites is that sometimes then the teeth will tip inwards. This is what has been holding up the removal of my braces is because my bottom molars had tipped in. I was told easy fix with strong wire that will make then roll out. Nope, not so easy. I've gotten them 97% corrected but it's never going to be 100%. If I had a do over; I'd say no. The ortho even freely admits now that my teeth tipped in because of the extractions.

In hindsight; I think it was supposed to be a time saving measure but it ended up tipping the molars in. Once those teeth are gone, they are gone. No do overs.
In fact, dental arches become smaller after a 4 premolar extraction treatment. And teeth have gone well back (8mm of retraction after all). For me it is the same thing. Sometimes it is even one of the goals of the treatment. Personnally this doesnt bother me as I like a lot my facial result. Are your facial results good at this stage of treatment?

Re: Facial changes after 4 extractions: an anecdote

Posted: Fri Feb 01, 2019 11:57 pm
by badbraces
I had 4 premolars removed and people have been saying my face changed after a year of using braces! I looked like a monster before my extraction and before powerchains pulling my teeth :lol:

Image

I can't wait for them to be removed! :D

Re: Facial changes after 4 extractions: an anecdote

Posted: Sat Feb 02, 2019 4:38 pm
by Lovespain5
badbraces wrote:
Fri Feb 01, 2019 11:57 pm
I had 4 premolars removed and people have been saying my face changed after a year of using braces! I looked like a monster before my extraction and before powerchains pulling my teeth :lol:

Image

I can't wait for them to be removed! :D
:lol: This image represents exactly how I felt before receiving my treatment :lol: