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I used to have an overbite. Does fixing it change the shape of my jaw?

If you’re unhappy with the appearance of your jawline, you’re not alone. Many people have difficulty living with their underbites or overbite before and after, which can make you feel self-conscious and prevent you from smiling broadly as often as you’d like to. Luckily, modern orthodontic treatment can help! Here are three important things to know about braces for overbite correction and jawline reshaping.


What is your story?

I had been using Invisalign for 3 years when I realized how uneven my teeth were getting after all that time (more on that in a moment). But I also was starting to feel self-conscious about a different part of my smile—the obvious dip in my chin, which made me think that any camera angle from below would make me look like Quasimodo. So I started thinking about how I could fix both issues—my uneven and crowded teeth, and what appeared to be a pointed chin—simultaneously with one procedure. Doing some research, Dr. Joost van den Broek came up as someone who might be able to help me, so I contacted his practice for more information.


Where was your bite problem mainly located on your teeth

Teeth – Correcting bite problems isn’t as simple as saying you need a chin implant or you need a jawline reduction. Bite issues affect teeth in different ways and require different types of treatment. If you had malocclusion, you probably had bite issues that affected your lower incisors, lateral incisors, canines and first premolars (but not your molars). The malocclusion might have caused asymmetrical wear on these teeth (with one side showing more wear than another) or just a general loss of enamel with no discernible pattern to it.


How did you fix it

Basically, you’re wearing braces to strengthen your teeth, so they’ll be less likely to decay in future. That said, some colors are more prone to staining than others. For example, yellow and blue brackets will turn your teeth brown much faster than white or grey brackets will. It should go without saying that choosing your colors based on whether or not they’ll stain is generally a good rule of thumb! Similarly, you want to avoid colors that don’t match with each other; for example, if you have yellow brackets and blue bands then your teeth are going to look really weird because there won’t be a gradual transition between them. Similarly with clear or white bands on a coloured bracket—that might just look strange as well.


Before and after pictures

Before we get into what braces colours mean, it’s helpful to know that they don’t actually change throughout treatment. The color coding system is just a way for orthodontists to keep track of treatment progress and mark milestones along their patients’ journeys. Before and after pictures are also useful for helping your orthodontist decide whether or not you are an ideal candidate for orthodontic care. If you have had tooth colouring done, then your photos should be taken before your teeth have had any treatment, otherwise known as pre-treatment photos. Here are some tips on taking pre-treatment photos



black braces colors-The final word: We already know that professional orthodontists are professionals and experts when it comes to braces colours. But not all people like to visit an orthodontist for so many reasons. At least, there’s a huge selection of options from which you can choose. A cool color may be what you need to turn your frown upside down…and we know smiles make everyone look more attractive, don’t they? We hope we helped you find an option that feels right for you! Good luck!

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