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Protruded Teeth

Protruded teeth are the forward placement of the teeth from their actual position. It can happen when the tongue exerts pressure against the teeth. When the protrusion is less, then placing crowns can be done. But when the protrusion is less, it requires orthodontic correction.

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What happens if my child sleeps with a bottle in his mouth?

Query: Hi doctor, My two year old son wants a bottle in his mouth to sleep in the afternoon and at night. I fill the bottle with water. He does not drink it, but he just keeps it in his mouth until he falls asleep. Will this cause dental problems? Will it affect the shape of his teeth? Please guide me.  Read Full »

Dr. Purva Jingar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to It is normal that a child at the age of one to years, keeps the nipple of the bottle in the mouth, but this should be stopped as soon as possible because this might affect the inclination of the teeth. Just visit a pedodontist and ask for correcting this habit and ot...  Read Full »

How to correct teeth length with veneers?

Query: Hi doctor, My two front teeth are much longer than the adjacent ones. For braces, I will have to remove four teeth, which I am not in favor and grinding will remove much of enamel layer. I have heard about porcelain veneers and composite bonding techniques for altering the shape of teeth. What shoul...  Read Full »

Dr. Geethanjali. S. S

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I saw the photograph you have attached (attachment removed to protect patient identity) and I found that your front two teeth look bigger, but it is not, though. They are slightly forward from the dental arch (protruding front). By the law of nature, all the four front ...  Read Full »

I wore braces for the past two years, but my front teeth still seem to be raised. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I have had braces for two years, but I am not satisfied with the results. Whenever I ask my orthodontist about it, they say it is normal, but I do not believe it is. Specifically, the front teeth on my lower jaw are raised higher than the other teeth, causing them to be barely visible,...  Read Full »

Dr. Mayank Khandelwal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have read your query and understood your concern. Yes, you are absolutely correct in expressing your concern about your lower teeth. It appears that you have a deep bite, which means that your lower teeth are not as visible as they should be. There are a couple of re...  Read Full »

My overjet correction before seven years was not favorable. Is there any treatment option available now?

Query: Hello doctor, I had braces for overjet correction some seven years back, but that was not so favorable. Recently I went to another dentist to correct the overjet. But my dentist told me that since I do not have enough space in my upper jaw, I would be unable to correct my overjet forever. Is there a...  Read Full »

Dr. Mayank Khandelwal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and can understand your concern. You had your initial treatment at the age of 12 years (7 years ago). That time three premolars were extracted, and space closure was done after leveling and alignment. Please answer the following questions. Were you ...  Read Full »

All my teeth are correctly positioned except the front four teeth of my upper jaw protruding forward. Will I need corrective jaw surgery?

Query: Hi, doctor,All my teeth are correctly positioned. Only the front four teeth of my upper jaw protrude forward by approximately 6.5 mm. So will I need corrective jaw surgery? Or will braces be quite enough?  Read Full »

Dr. Mayank Khandelwal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. As you mentioned that only the front four teeth of the upper jaw are your main concern, your treatment plan will be made according to it. The other corrections required will also be done, but the priority will be on the front teeth. As per ...  Read Full »

My front teeth started protruding, and I could not close my mouth after my orthodontist put power chains on my braces. What should I do next?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 18 years old and have been wearing braces for almost two years. I had crooked teeth but did not need any extractions for my treatment. My orthodontist made spaces using springs and brought them out. She gave me a perfect wide smile, and the teeth did not protrude. However, one mon...  Read Full »

Dr. Mayank Khandelwal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Based on the X-ray attached (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity), your teeth seem to protrude, but your front teeth are alright and do not seem to become lower. Clinical examination will give us a better look and an opportunity to give you the best ...  Read Full »

Will my facial asymmetry get corrected if I treat my protruding front teeth?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 17-year-male. My upper teeth are forwarded jet than the lower teeth although my face looks normal. Only when I smile it looks weird because of my teeth, also my side profile looks straight from the top of the head to the upper lip and from the upper lip to the chin it looks bent...  Read Full »

Dr. Mousam Chattopadhyay

Answer: Hello, Welcome to As I went through your query, I understood you have a proclined upper anterior tooth leading to overjet. Also, you have malocclusion leading to different shapes of the lower jaw when seen sideways. You need an orthodontic treatment to correct all these issues. We nee...  Read Full »

Is it necessary to evaluate the condition of bone and gingiva before going for aligners?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 35 years old. I have deviated nasal septum due to which I have mouth breathing, which causes protruding teeth. My bite is fine. Just the front four to five teeth are protruding. I am considering going for clear aligners but want to check on the following. Do aligners cause any breath...  Read Full »

Dr. Kandi Disha Dnyanendra

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have gone through your query and images (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Teeth and soft tissue gingiva looks healthy and fine. There is minor posterior crowding in the lower arch. Minor proclination of anterior teeth. There are mild plaque and calc...  Read Full »

I had braces for protruded teeth, and they relapsed as I did not wear my retainers. Can this be corrected?

Query: Hi doctor, I had a braces treatment for protruded teeth three years ago. The two premolars in the upper jaw were removed. After the completion of the treatment, I was asked to wear retainers. I did not wear them properly. Now, my teeth look protruded again. Can this be corrected? Kindly help.   Read Full »

Dr. Bhargav Reddy Gutha

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. Yes, the relapse can be corrected. As you have undergone braces treatment previously, I suggest you go for clear aligners and retainers later. I also suggest you consult a dentist to discuss the treatment plan. I hope this helps you. ...  Read Full »

Why is my jaw going backward?

Query: Hello doctor, Why is my jaw going backward?   Read Full »

Dr. Muzaffer Hussain Parray

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have seen the lateral profile of your face, and I can understand your concern. You seem to have anteriorly placed maxillary teeth (maxillary protrusion). If you feel your facial profile is deteriorating with time, you need to opt for dental braces (fixed orthodontic ...  Read Full »

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