Bimaxillary protrusion is the proclination or forward placement of the upper and lower front teeth. It is accompanied by an inability to close the lips, a gummy smile, and an open bite of the front teeth. It can occur due to genetic and environmental factors like mouth breathing, increased volume of the tongue, or any lip and tongue habits. Bimaxillary protrusion can be corrected using arch retraction followed by an orthodontic appliance.
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Query: Hello doctor, I am a candidate for orthognathic surgery and would like to know how much I can increase my overjet by changing my teeth' inclinations (they were treated before with camouflage orthodontics). My current overjet is 5 mm. My IMPA (incisor mandibular plane angle) is 106 degrees. Am I corr... Read Full »
Answer: Hello Welcome to icliniq.com. Upon review (attachments removed to protect patient's identity) I find an overjet of 5 mm with a normal overbite and camouflage orthodontic treatment. Ideally, the overjet is 2 to 3 mm. As in your case mandible stands behind and the X - ray shows proclined lower anter... Read Full »
Query: Hello doctor, It has been seven months since I got my braces on. I got then to treat bimaxillary protrusion. My dentist has placed thin wires and elastics and also extracted four teeth to make space. The space has not yet completely closed and he has never changed the wires. When I asked him when h... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. As per your description, you are having bimaxillary protrusion. Case told by you needs extraction. In the initial phase, alignment of the teeth occurs. Wire will proceed only when correction happen with previous wire till then the only religation has to be done. When... Read Full »