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What's Bimaxillary Protrusion And How To Fix It?

What's Bimaxillary Protrusion And How To Fix It?

An individual's dental structure can often determine the appearance of his or her face. Many people are affected by visible protrusions derived either from the jaws, incisors or other components of the lower facial structure. Due to this, there may frequently be concerns among patients regarding how exactly they can manage such structural inconsistencies.

Dr Priscilla Lu is an experienced orthodontist, specialising in dental issues faced by numerous patients. In a DoctorxDentist post, she focused on concerns and treatments involved in managing bimaxillary protrusion, a condition that she helps patients deal with. Here's what she had to say.

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Thank you for your enquiry. In general you should avoid eating or drinking anything that would stain a white shirt for 24-48 hours after a professional teeth whitening procedure is performed for you by your dentist. Examples of things to avoid include but are not limited to: 1. Smoking 2. Dark C...
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