Re: braces question
Hello! I was in an accident as a little kid and my jaw grew out of whack but it you couldn't tell by looking at my face, only on x-rays. So, fast forward to age 19. I go to an ortho who treats TMJ and other jaw probs and am told I have to have jaw surgery. Unhappy with this, I seek a second opinion, find current doc who does crazy thing with Herbst appliance (realigns jaw) and palate expander (opens hard palate). Wore them for a bit (2 yrs on Herbst, 7 mths on palate expndr). Currently, finishing up 3rd year of braces and about to be free and so happy! Ask about this stuff. The jaw has to be right or the tooth alignment will not last. Think about the future.