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    Basically I used to have an underbite but I had braces on the nhs to sort it out. The whole procedure was completely rushed and I don't think it was done properly. Despite wearing my retainers every single day for a year and now every single night without fail my teeth are slowly moving and I can feel the alignment of my jaw moving so my bottom ones go back over my top. When I smile and talk you can't see my top teeth and this really bothers me. I can't shut my mouth properly and when I do only one side of my teeth touch. I find it uncomfortable and sometimes difficult to talk. I feel as though too much of my bottom jaw is on show and not enough of my top. This really gets me down and makes me feel so self conscious but is also very hard to talk and smile. What is the likelihood of me getting reconstructive jaw surgery on the nhs?
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    (Original post by AmyScott1)
    Basically I used to have an underbite but I had braces on the nhs to sort it out. The whole procedure was completely rushed and I don't think it was done properly. Despite wearing my retainers every single day for a year and now every single night without fail my teeth are slowly moving and I can feel the alignment of my jaw moving so my bottom ones go back over my top. When I smile and talk you can't see my top teeth and this really bothers me. I can't shut my mouth properly and when I do only one side of my teeth touch. I find it uncomfortable and sometimes difficult to talk. I feel as though too much of my bottom jaw is on show and not enough of my top. This really gets me down and makes me feel so self conscious but is also very hard to talk and smile. What is the likelihood of me getting reconstructive jaw surgery on the nhs?
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    I don't think it's a matter of IF they will do it. They will do anything that is clinically necessary and this sounds pretty necessary. You would have to pay though and as far as I can tell that would be band 3 care and cost a bit over £200.
    Call your local surgery, Dental advice line or make an appointment with your dentist to check.
 
 
 
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