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The Problem

K.R. had a deep overbite which was damaging the gums and wearing away the teeth. His front teeth also stuck out. This was all due to a small lower jaw. A common problem. This was leading to K.R. having a damaging scissor bite (Reverse cross bite).

The Solution

Braces on the upper and lower teeth to align the teeth in the respective jaw bones (12 months). K.R then had orthognathic surgery on the lower jaw to move it forward. This allowed alignment of the jaw bones and teeth together. After surgery the bite was settled and finished for a further (6 months). Retaining wires and plate used after braces to maintain result long term.

K.R. was very happy with his result.

TREATMENT TIME

20 months.

What we did

Braces on the upper and lower teeth to align the teeth in the respective jaw bones followed by orthognathic surgery on the lower jaw to move it forward. Retaining wires and plate used after braces to maintain result long term.

Disclaimer: Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner

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