Midline -upper and lower- are off after surgery

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badbite
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Midline -upper and lower- are off after surgery

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Has anyone had both midlines off to one side after surgery? Can this be fixed with elastics?
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I am scheduled to get my braces off in less than two weeks, so I am not sure if this is something I should be worried about or just let it go.
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Re: Midline -upper and lower- are off after surgery

#2 Post by chipmunkcheeks »

do NOT let it go! you are paying for the ODs services! My midlines were off and i made sure they were on before my braces came off...you went through too much now to start compromising!

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Re: Midline -upper and lower- are off after surgery

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Can it be fixed if they are both off to the right?
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Re: Midline -upper and lower- are off after surgery

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mine were off a bit but when I got my braces off it got worse. Might as well fix it now.
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Re: Midline -upper and lower- are off after surgery

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I did see my ortho about it today. He said since my surgery I have a perfect bite and my upper and lower midlines line up. He doesn't want to mess with it. I think I am okay with it; it is only 1-2 mms. If it gets worse after the braces come off, I will most likely get them back on for a short period to get it fixed.
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Re: Midline -upper and lower- are off after surgery

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i had the exact same problem (among other things..). both my midlines were aligned, BUT they were both shifted to the right by a noticeable amount. i told my orthodontist about it, and he said the only way to fix it was to remove a tooth on the top and bottom on the left side, in order to make room to shift the teeth over. i had the extractions done, and my teeth have shifted over a good amount, but they still aren't centered. it does look better than before though.
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