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Can getting braces mess your jaw structure ???

I was wondering when you get braces you extract teeth you get wires put in to shift the teeth around my question is does doing all of that mess your jaw line and structure of your mouth for the worse?

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Reply 1
I was hoping it would fix my jawline :P
Original post by Anonymous
I was wondering when you get braces you extract teeth you get wires put in to shift the teeth around my question is does doing all of that mess your jaw line and structure of your mouth for the worse?


Not unless the orthodontist deliberately snaps your jaw and uses it as a punching bag. Braces go nowhere near the jaw bone.
Reply 3
Original post by Glassapple
Not unless the orthodontist deliberately snaps your jaw and uses it as a punching bag. Braces go nowhere near the jaw bone.


Why do some people experience TMJ? After braces
Original post by Anonymous
Why do some people experience TMJ? After braces


They don't, a quick Google search brings up results that are clearly hearsay or questions from the uneducated.
Reply 5
No it wont, i'm going to be getting braces and then they're going to be breaking my lower jaw from my top and sawing off a massive section on my upper jaw.
Reply 6
It will defiantly change your bite. I hopefully gat mine taken off after 2 years next week. I was offered an operation to pull my lower jaw forward but refused as it can apparently mess it up. My bite is a lot different the bands have made my jaw click and my lower set of teeth now sit slightly offset unless I force my jaw forward. But unless you get the operation it will on,y move the position of your teeth in the jaw and the bands might but a little extra tension on your jaw.
Nope: orthodontic practic is a specialism requiring 3 years beyond regular dentistry training, focusing on the development of the teeth and jaws and their relationship to the face. So a good orthodontist will optimise the aesthetics of your jaw.

There's a vast range of orthodontic systems, most of which, it seems, my kids have tried over the years. Be sure that you fully research the cost, process and benefit involved with each system. You pretty much get what you pay for, and nothing about this type of treatment is cheap, trouble free or quick.
Reply 8
The thing about my teeth is that they're overcrowded and I need to remove 4 teeth my tongue doesn't sit properly in my mouth meaning they'll have to adjust my teeth to let it sit sorry if that's tmi
Reply 9
Original post by DrSocSciences
Nope: orthodontic practic is a specialism requiring 3 years beyond regular dentistry training, focusing on the development of the teeth and jaws and their relationship to the face. So a good orthodontist will optimise the aesthetics of your jaw.

There's a vast range of orthodontic systems, most of which, it seems, my kids have tried over the years. Be sure that you fully research the cost, process and benefit involved with each system. You pretty much get what you pay for, and nothing about this type of treatment is cheap, trouble free or quick.


Yes I agree thank you! I'm 18 going to turn 19 soon so you think I will qualify for free nhs treatment?
No. I had braces for two years - my jaw has come out no worse for the experience. When the braces tightened though - the pain was so bad.
Original post by Anonymous
Yes I agree thank you! I'm 18 going to turn 19 soon so you think I will qualify for free nhs treatment?


Couldn't say, sorry. I didn't go that route, and it's probably linked to all kinds of variables about which (we need an equivalent of the French word "dont") I know nothing.
I had over crowded teeth with four teeth out and a tooth high up in my gum that had no room to come down. My jaw started to lock up and become unable to open wide after I had elastic bands on one side. Eventually I got diagnosed with TMJ. I don't have the locking anymore but I can't open my mouth straight( goes off to one side), it cracks and crunches when I move my jaw or eat, it also has effected a nerve in my face meaning I have a different sensation in my right cheek than left, and currently investigating why I have a dry eye also on the right that could be related. Also If I move it wrong then I get a pain in my temple. I have had physiotherapy exercises which only made pain and the problem worse. Currently waiting on a CT scan.
Original post by Anonymous
I had over crowded teeth with four teeth out and a tooth high up in my gum that had no room to come down. My jaw started to lock up and become unable to open wide after I had elastic bands on one side. Eventually I got diagnosed with TMJ. I don't have the locking anymore but I can't open my mouth straight( goes off to one side), it cracks and crunches when I move my jaw or eat, it also has effected a nerve in my face meaning I have a different sensation in my right cheek than left, and currently investigating why I have a dry eye also on the right that could be related. Also If I move it wrong then I get a pain in my temple. I have had physiotherapy exercises which only made pain and the problem worse. Currently waiting on a CT scan.


Ohhh Noo sorry to hear that I have literally got the same teeth as you this was the very reason why I put off getting braces 😭
Yeah, I may just be unlucky but I wish I never had braces 🙁
Braces actually messed up my bite. Pre-braces my teeth were a bit wonky but not too bad. Now they are straight but my front teeth don't meet together which makes tearing food difficult.
Braces only alter the positioning of your jaw if you are given elastics to fix an overbite. I had elastics and noticed no real issue with my bite.
I dont think so, my jaw was already unsymetrical before. Having braces aligned my teeth but that mean I couldn't bite properly because my jaw had not been rectified at the same time (with surgery)

I gave up with retainers because my teeth didn't touch properly :sigh:

All I needed was ONE fricking tooth moved a bit :facepalm:
I think I'm getting TMJ from having had 4 teeth taken out due to braces. My bf's sister has developed TMJ and I suspect it's due to her braces experience as well, although it's quite extreme in her case as she's been advised to have surgery on her jaw. So it's not just hearsay, it's actually true!! I have to wear a mouth guard every night apart from the occasional night where I will wear my braces retainer and I'm already grinding that down during my sleep.

Does anyone know how to ease TMJ? :/
Omggggg I’m tmj getting surgery next month and now I’m freaking out

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