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Question:
Upper row protrudes forward: I am new to braces. I've had them on since last November.

My procedure included removing four premolars to make room for the alignment process. My teeth seem to be too far forward giving me an appearance of an ape (not really, but you know).

I have always been self conscious of this and my teeth in the past. I have asked my orthodontist if the braces will move my teeth back into my mouth so it doesn't look like my lips are swollen outward.

He didn't really give me a good answer. He just said "Not until your teeth are straight." ....Visitor from CA

Answer:
That is why your orthodontist removed the four teeth.

He can use the addtional space after correcting the crowding to retract and reduce the protrusive appearance of your front teeth.

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