Adult braces in Indiana-still looking for a doctor

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Beth8987
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Adult braces in Indiana-still looking for a doctor

#1 Post by Beth8987 » Wed Jul 12, 2017 9:49 am

:-1 Hi. I'm brand new.
I saw Gravecat lives in my state. I was even recommended to her orthodontist.

I'm over 40. Straight teeth. Never worn braces.

I have many other, unfortunate problems like mis-alignment, Daily neck pain, Underdeveloped jaw,and a 3mm complete overbite.

Aesthetically, it's not ideal.

Last year when my jaw joint became unbearable and I had to take meds just to eat, I started looking for options.
I'm sure braces would help.
Metal ones have been recommended.
I cannot find an orthodontist who will just spell out what I truly need.
They all hedge, saying "braces might help"
Might???
I'm new, so I can't put up a picture yet.

I have to move my jaw forward to speak clearly and eat. So, I'm not surprised that the joint hurts.

Is anyone in my boat?

I'm willing to travel for a true assessment from an oral surgeon.
Thanks!

BlondeCam
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Re: Adult braces in Indiana-still looking for a doctor

#2 Post by BlondeCam » Sun Jul 16, 2017 7:08 pm

It's likely the orthodontist(s) won't be able to tell you exactly what you need until they have seen you and take some X-rays and scans. Though a consult should give you a good idea. Ask your dentist if he has a recommendation or Google the orthos in your area, there are a lot of sites that people can leave comments and ratings. Some parents of teens that are in braces may also be a good place to start. Good luck! (I'm a Florida transplant from Indiana in my early 40's)

BlondeCam
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Re: Adult braces in Indiana-still looking for a doctor

#3 Post by BlondeCam » Sun Jul 16, 2017 7:09 pm

Are you in a rural area?

Beth8987
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Re: Adult braces in Indiana-still looking for a doctor

#4 Post by Beth8987 » Wed Dec 06, 2017 6:36 pm

[quote="BlondeCam"]Are you in a rural area?[/quote]
I missed this. -I’m 20 miles south of Indianapolis. I met with a dentist in Greenwood. He recommended braces with bite ramps. He Said I had “short face look” due to my overbite. That is not good. It’s an aged look

David
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Re: Adult braces in Indiana-still looking for a doctor

#5 Post by David » Fri Dec 08, 2017 8:05 pm

You seem to have a similar problem to mine. Take a look at what I just posted in Our Braces Stories. I may be able to offer you some advice.

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