Overbite, lower incisiors and bonding
My main question is, can the metal train track type of braces be applied to bonded teeth and still adjust them sufficiently or will placing the bonding make them more likely to fail? I have an overbite that occludes my lower teeth but is very shallow in depth. The four lower incisors have been abrased down to the yellow dentin, and one is broken in half. I visited a dentist for the first time in years, who after debridement and three unrelated fillings, recommends 20K in dental work that includes crowning all my lower teeth and most of my top to "open my bite" then working on the front. I cannot afford this and told her we need to find a more sensible solution, to which she told me I should return to her office when I could afford it and that was a rap. I want to bond the lower teeth to provide as a temporary aesthetic solution as I have a complex about this and then be referred to a orthodontist for a real solution to my problem. I know without the actual bite corrected the bonding while just chip away faster than my real teeth did. This is also a much more economical solution for me. Should I be unhappy with my bonded lower incisors then perhaps I will return to get only the four incisors crowned. I see no sense in unnecessarily crowning several perfectly healthy and usable teeth.
Last edited by Let It Bleed; 10-26-2008 at 01:57 PM.