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When I smile and fully extend lower jaw, my upper and lower…

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When I smile and fully...
When I smile and fully extend lower jaw, my upper and lower teeth meet and smile looks like this (atached photo). What is your opinion on this? I think my ortho pushed my upper front teeth too much inside...
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Dentist: Dr Matthew Kremser, Dentist (DDS or equivalent) replied 5 months ago
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Hi- glad to help you today. Do you have a picture of your teeth in a relaxed, normal bite? Generally, we don't evaluate ortho results and/or need for orthodontics with a protrusive or forward bite. Also, why are you worried about the alignment in this forward position?

Thanks for the extra info!

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Customer reply replied 5 months ago
My upper and lower front teeth meet. If pushed harder, front teeth would probably crack.
Dentist: Dr Matthew Kremser, Dentist (DDS or equivalent) replied 5 months ago

Well, from the picture of the normal biting position, your occlusion/placement of the front (anterior)teeth looks ideal. You have ideal overbite- your top teeth should be in front of your lowers but the lowers should be touching them- and ideal overjet, the amount that the front top teeth cover the lower front teeth.

You ideally should not have space between your front top and bottom teeth

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Customer reply replied 5 months ago
I see. Fells somewhat uncomfortable at times, but glad things look ideal. Thanks for the info.
Dentist: Dr Matthew Kremser, Dentist (DDS or equivalent) replied 5 months ago

Sounds like you might be a grinder/clencher. Consider wearing your retainers during the day and see if you can train yourself to stop protruding your lower jaw! Glad to help- let me know if you have any other concerns before you rate my response!

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