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  1. Should I get extractions?

    I'm not sure what this problem I have is called but from the research I've done, I feel that protruding maxilla is along the lines of how it looks. I've had braces before along with a palatal expander, I was told I needed extractions when I had my braces but refused them in fear of damaging my profile.

    I definitely regret that decision now because I feel that my upper mouth protrudes beyond my cheeks and is very un-flattering It is only visible in certain lighting so I will provide pictures to further visualize my problem. From what I've read on here, there are some very knowledgeable people and I would love to get an opinion on how to correct this problem of mine.


    Side Note: In the last attachment, you'll notice that if I push/stretch the lip down, the problem disappears and my face looks even.IMG_3632.jpgIMG_3635.JPGIMG_3794.jpgIMG_3751.jpg

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    So, are you contemplating extractions only? Or are you thinking about getting extractions and then another round of braces?
    Invisalign Start Date: 1-17-2013

    Initial round of treatment: 24 U&L, 14 attachments
    Refinements 1/28/14: 22 U&L, 16 attachments, 3 metal buttons, 5 elastics

    Lower retainer 12/23/14, circumferential elastics
    Upper retainer 1/14/15

  3. Quote Originally Posted by SopranoKris View Post
    So, are you contemplating extractions only? Or are you thinking about getting extractions and then another round of braces?
    definitely extractons with another round of braces.

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    I guess if you think it will help and your ortho agrees, why not? if your current look is making you feel unhappy.

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