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 Re: Dental veneers
Author: Lkellis 
Date:   2017-12-04 01:16
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Thank You Christian. I’m still unsure of what to do. But I’ll give you more insight to my situation. I wore Invisalign for 14 months for crowding and rotations (this included 2 refinements). If only I had left well enough alone! My bite was fine and my teeth were fine, except the rotations in the front weren’t perfect and one of my laterals was still short. The orthodontist suggested finishing things off with braces for 8 weeks. I agreed.

After 6 weeks in the braces, a space had opened up. The dentist applied a power chain and scheduled me for braces removal at the next appointment. Two days later I was in the office to have it removed. My bite was off and my jaw was in incredible pain. I now have TMJ symptoms.

After 3 weeks in braces, and at each appointment thereafter, I kept telling my orthodontist that my left incisor felt shorter in my speech and my clarinet embouchure. Each time he disagreed and didn’t even sit me up in the chair to look at me straight on.

When the 9 week appointment came around, I was sure he would leave me in the braces. I wasn’t yet happy with my incisors and my bite was off! Nope, he took them off, filed on my molars to adjust my bite, and filed my incisors to recontour them. I’m devastated by the results. After Invisalign, my teeth were perfectly symmetrical. Now, there is no symmetry and they are still different lengths. I’m struggling with my speech as they are both overall too short. I’m not playing much because of the jaw pain and my incisors are causing me to play off center. I’m not getting a good seal on the mouthpiece playing offcenter.

The aesthetics are a secondary concern to my bite and jaw pain. My orthodontist says I need ortho again to correct my bite (which I agree with). As far as the incisors, a respected cosmetic dentist in Houston advised minimal extrusion and recontouring, and possibly slight laser gum contouring to create more symmetry.

That’s where I’m at. In pain and devastated my the cosmetic changes of the recontouring.

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