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How to straighten mandibular molars

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(@harrykanemaxilla)
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My first molar is crooked. The problem is that unlike the maxilla, the mandible doesn’t have a tongue force to increase its IMW. This molar gets in the way of my mewing by hurting my tongue even when teeth are apart. Will using my fingers as a force for ten minutes a day fix it?

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Posted : 08/04/2020 3:49 pm
(@elwynn)
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I don't really have an answer for you, but I have a similar problem on my upper arch: my 2nd molars (last, in my case) have moved apart and made some room, but my 1st molars have stayed in place, so they create a sort of "bottleneck", like the one in your picture. I'm focusing my tongue on the region between those first molars now, and hopefully that will result in some changes.

Does your upper arch have a similar "bottleneck" around your first molars, or is it just the bottom arch?

24 years old

 
Posted : 09/04/2020 5:33 am
(@harrykanemaxilla)
Posts: 231
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@elwynn

 

Thanks for your insights. My upper jaw is less so bottle necked. Here is what it looks like:

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Posted : 09/04/2020 6:48 am
(@auxiliarus)
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The angle of molars highly depends on chewing pattern, the way you chew basically changes the angle.

 
Posted : 22/04/2020 8:21 pm
(@harrykanemaxilla)
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@auxiliarus what way of chewing will push these mandibular molars out? I just chew up and down food only so like 15 minutes a day chewing.

 

 
Posted : 22/04/2020 9:00 pm
(@auxiliarus)
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Posted by: @harrykanemaxilla

@auxiliarus what way of chewing will push these mandibular molars out? I just chew up and down food only so like 15 minutes a day chewing.

 

I think focusing on temporalis muscle and chewing from outside to inside could help, but I also think even normal chewing should help as well.

 

 
Posted : 24/04/2020 2:55 am
(@thomas22)
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Posted by: @auxiliarus

The angle of molars highly depends on chewing pattern, the way you chew basically changes the angle.

 That was my assumption.

 If your jaws are the right size, and your lower jaw is in the correct position, the simple act of eating should correct the issue.

 
Posted : 24/04/2020 7:58 pm
(@harrykanemaxilla)
Posts: 231
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@auxiliarus

@Thomas22

 

Braces originally pushed them in as it was a way to make my mandible fit in line with my narrow palette. I have had the braces off for a year now and have not been wearing a retainer. Unfortunately the molars are still the same despite eating daily. I am going to chew more gum and apply pressure with my fingers to push them outwards. I will post progress photos if any change occurs.

 

 
Posted : 24/04/2020 8:45 pm
(@auxiliarus)
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Posted by: @harrykanemaxilla

@auxiliarus

@Thomas22

 

Braces originally pushed them in as it was a way to make my mandible fit in line with my narrow palette. I have had the braces off for a year now and have not been wearing a retainer. Unfortunately the molars are still the same despite eating daily. I am going to chew more gum and apply pressure with my fingers to push them outwards. I will post progress photos if any change occurs.

 

I don't think applying pressure with thumbs is a good idea, it really looks like your teeth are about to fall off man. I've noticed from chewing that it really pushes your teeth into your gums. I think if you pressure with your thumbs you might actually fuck up your teeth. Just trust chewing, I think it's the safer route, would you really want to take a risk? I mean if it doesn't work then try what you say, but it's not going to cost you much time to try.

 

 
Posted : 28/04/2020 3:15 am
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