Case Selection about Overjet Correction

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This Dentist was unsure of the possible results and worked with orthobrain to help understand overjet, as well as the certain types of correctors that were needed in this case.

Goal: Straight teeth. Can I treat this case?

Treating Dentist

Yes, you can make the teeth straight. Yes, you can treat the patient. At his age, he has probably used up most of his jaw growth, hence functional or fixed functional Class 2 correctors will have low predictability at making the bite ideal. Jaw surgery with braces is the most predictable way to make him ideal. I am happy to work with you to reduce the over-jet as much as able without jaw surgery if you want to treat. Thank you.

orthobrain orthodontist

How much improvement could we expect on the overjet?

Treating Dentist

About half the overjet could go away with good compliance. There are fixed class 2 correctors that have some value in non-growing patients.

orthobrain orthodontist

I have no experience with those correctors. So we will start out with an appliance and then braces?

Treating Dentist

Start with braces, then when in big wires, we can coach you up on a fixed class 2 corrector that fits on braces if desired/needed. First we can use elastics, and then decide if we want the class 2 corrector.

orthobrain orthodontist

Great, thanks! I’m excited!

Treating Dentist