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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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. 1. Wer...  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 mont...  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 »

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