|8-19-2008 Before braces|
You can see the baby tooth that was a shell on top of the adult tooth.
Adult tooth is now completely up but there is a huge permanent gap next to it.
The pictures below are very embarrassing. They show everything I dislike about my jaw and always try to hide. When my orthodontist started taking these pics for my records I honestly hated that they even existed. I never planned on anyone other than my ortho and surgeon ever seeing them. I finally decided that I was ok that I had them when I saw how much my mouth was changing and getting better because of my braces. I'm still embarassed that my teeth looked like this and I can't wait until this is all a distant memory. These pictures show my jaw and smile at its worst and not how it looks to people in everyday life. I will later add some pictures of me "posturing" my jaw to make it look normal.
|Iit looks like my jaws tilt down on my left now because of my rubberband.|
|11 mm overjet :(|
|with upside down V rubberband|
|resting expression (lips don't touch)|
I used to be able to do it more naturally but my smile has changed a lot
because of the way my braces have moved my jaw.
|Big gummy smile I usually try to hide. |
Can't wait until my gummy smile is a distant memory.