I’m 18 years old. Two of my upper teeth overlap, and it’s been a few years that I intend to have orthodontics. But two of my lower teeth have also been tilted and overlapped in the past few months. I visited an orthodontist and he said that he will extract two of the upper teeth and one from the lower teeth, and my upper jaw will go a little backward and my lower jaw will come a little forward. I’m really concerned, because I don’t want my jaws to move and I just like to have straight teeth. And will orthodontics cause my upper lip prominence to decrease? What do you think about this doctor’s opinion? And does the form of my jaw and lips change? And I have a question about my wisdom teeth. For now, I just feel one wisdom tooth under the gum. Does wisdom tooth affect the other teeth after orthodontics? Thanks for insight in advance.
Dr. Hadi Darvishpour :
If you have visited an orthodontist, his diagnosis is correct and you don’t need to worry. Sometimes, the lips may move inward when teeth are extracted, and if the lips are narrow, the changes may be more visible. The wisdom tooth may also be extracted if the orthodontist sees necessary.