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Front teeth come out because of thumb sucking. Had braces. How can i cover this?

Hey there, I m 18 years old and I had braces in 8th grade. I hadnt outgrown my thumsucking (as embarassing as that is) until sophomore year..It has ruined my teeth , you wouldnt notice unless you look closely but my two front teeth come out the most and the teeth next to my front teeth are pushed back a little. its very uneven...What should i do? and would insurance cover any of it?
Asked On : Fri, 6 Jul 2012
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Dentist 's  Response

Thanks for asking the query,

Because of the thumb sucking habit you have developed protusion of your front teeth, you have to visit the Orthodontist where he will take necessary x-rays, impressions to determine the type of treatment. You have to discontinue with the habit for proper treatment.

Take care!
Answered: Thu, 18 Jul 2013
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Dentist, Endodontics Dr. Manisha Rao's  Response
Hi, welcome to healthcare magic. as you are aware thumbsucking has caused your front teeth protrusion. you need to go for braces again. Please complete the treatment and the retention phase ( normally 6 months after the treatment is completed, where only a retention appliance is place to fix the teeth in the new position. This is the most important phase). Regarding Insurance please consult your insurance provider. Every company has different norms. All the best !
Answered: Thu, 12 Jul 2012
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Dentist Dr. Anshumala Singh's  Response
Dear friend.

Thanks for sharing your concern.

Definitely the cause for your front teeth protrusion is your thumb sucking habit.

Now do not worry, this can be very well corrected by orthodontic appliances.

please meet your orthodontist.There some facial photographs and x rays will be taken,also the over all condition of your gum and supporting oral tissues will be evaluated by your dentist then final decision can be taken regarding its treatment.

Therefore please see your dentist,and do not delay as age is an important factor in ortho can also discuss about your insurance coverage with your dentist.

Hope it helps.


Take care.
Answered: Wed, 17 Jul 2013
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Dentist Dr. Bindiya Bhaskar's  Response
hi..first of all you should try to stop the thumb sucking stop this habit you shou ld wear 'palatal crib' type of appliances.. if you continue the habit,wearing the braces again is of i advice you to go for a habit breaking appliance at first treat.after that we can treat your teeth coming outside.thank you.
Answered: Wed, 11 Jul 2012
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Dentist Dr. Yogesh Tripathi's  Response
thumb sucking is one of the major cause of such protruded teeth
what i would suggest is that you pay a visit to your orthodontist and get started with your ortho brace treatment because the more you delay the more youe bone gets compact and longer periods of treatment
as far as insurance is concerned , most insurance company dont pay for prosthetic treatment
well you can check with your insurance agent
hope that helps
Answered: Thu, 1 Aug 2013
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