just a brief background,
at age 18 I had ortho work done, I had crowding so the orthodontist extracted 4 bicuspids and he closed the gap with braces, it created a even more narrow dental arch and collapsed my face a little bit. At the time, I was told growing the palate is impossible for adults, now I'm finding out you can grow bone at any age.
So I want to reverse what was done to me by the ortho, I want to begin expanding my palate and regain the spaces for the 4 bicuspids. I've been living with self-esteem issues about my mouth for years now ever since the braces came off, no amount of positive thinking resolved this issue, now I'm finally doing something about it.
The goal is to get that broad, wide smile.
The biggest roadblock for me is finding a capable, competent orthodontist in Michigan. I've been to numerous consultations, do you guys know of any near Michigan?
The biggest problem that the doctors see with my case is that, developing the jaw as I expand the upper palate. They think they can create enough growth in the upper palate for the two bicuspids but they don't feel that they can accomplish the same type of growth and movement with the bottom palate.
But I really want all my teeth back, and build the dental arch god intended me to have.
I would appreciate any feedback,
Does anyone know of anyone going through this work ?