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Jaw Has Changed Since Braces

09/01/2009

Question:

my jawline has change since having braces. I wore invisilgn for 9 months and my trays were made wrong making my teeth crooked. I had straight teeth going in just a cross-bite. Could this of changed my facial structure and the braces chould not fix the problem afterward changing my looks. If I didn`t wear my retainer do you think it would go back to the way it was before or return to the crooked teeth I got from invisilign.

Answer:

I'm sorry, but there are too many confusing and unclear questions. I suggest you return to your orthodontist and ask what he thinks happened and further, what he now recommends. It may be necessary to use standard braces to correct your problem, particularly crossbites. There are some things for which invisalign just is not equal to the task. 

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Walter C Buchsieb, DDS, MS Walter C Buchsieb, DDS, MS
Professor Emeritus - Clinical, Associate of Dentistry
College of Dentistry
The Ohio State University