Braces advice Watch
Basically I’m 17 and used to suck my thumb when I was a child which has caused me an overbite.
I have had braces since last July and my orthodontist wanted me to have some teeth removed to allow the overbite to reduce but I said no and now I’m worried that maybe braces alone may not fix my overbite?
I am really self conscious when it comes to my smile, I don’t want to end up getting my braces off with no kind of difference to my smile.
I have considered jaw surgery to correct it, but I doubt I’d be allowed it on the nhs.
Has anyone else refused tooth extraction for an overbite? How did your smile turn out in the end? And how long did you have your braces on?
Something they don't like saying because it makes people insecure is headgear that you have to wear at night, but it will make your teeth absolutely perfect.
Next time ask him/her to take the teeth out and if there are any other treatment options in addition to your braces that will help.