I had braces as the age of 12 to correct a bad overbite due to genetics and a thumb sucking habit. My top teeth were crooked but not really crowded and my bottom teeth were very crowded. I had two upper and one lower pre-molar extracted and two years of braces. I thought my teeth had been fixed. I moved at the age of 25 and the new dentist found a laundry list of problems with my teeth. After getting opinions from 4 other dentists and orthodontists, they all basically said I had a jaw discrepancy that no braces would ever fix and that if I wanted to have healthy teeth and jaws for life, I needed this fixed. So I began my final round of treatment.
|Two weeks before treatment began at age 12|
|After treatment ended at age 14 (staged smile)|