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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
53 years experience Orthodontics
Sweeping question: Resolution of underbite (class iii malocclusion) in adults requires orthodontic treatment, and often orthognathic (jaw) surgery. Best advice i can gi ... Read More
Dr. Hilary Baskin
28 years experience Orthodontics
Very effective: We address these issues daily and achieve amazing results-- delivering consistently beautiful smiles! Rubber band wear is key to pull the jaw and dep ... Read More

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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kathy Robinson
32 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: This type of braces can definitely repair an underbite. Good luck to you.
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Dr. Arnold Malerman
53 years experience Orthodontics
No magic: There's no magic to any particular appliance system, including the Damon Appliance. The magic is the training, experience, and skill of the practitio ... Read More
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
36 years experience Pain Management
Of course: This Damon braces system has significant advantages over other traditional metal braces. Advantages are: reduced treatment time, need fewer adjustmen ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Randall Shaw
37 years experience Orthodontics
Most definitely: It is definitely possible to correct an underbite with braces.
Dr. Arnold Malerman
53 years experience Orthodontics
Severity: Depends on severity of problem. If dental malrelationship, may be fixable w braces. If skeletal malrelationship, may require b races and jaw surgery ... Read More
Dr. Hilary Baskin
28 years experience Orthodontics
Orthodontist: See one first and discuss treatment options. There is a good chance they will be able to address this for you. while I can not provide pics I can as ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barton Conroy
28 years experience General Practice
Severe underbite: Yes, braces are usually required for the tooth straightening portion of the treatment, while headgear, extractions, and/or surgery are used to address ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dinh Bui
Dr. Dinh Bui answered
23 years experience Dentistry
Because...: Underbite is a malocclusion that must be treated since it will destroy your back teeth over long term due to occlusal overload. Both arch is involved ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Ostreicher
Specializes in Orthodontics
Yes, but: If your upper and lower teeth are both straight, not crowded or spaced, then you might be able to do the surgery without braces. However, usually you ... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Louis Gallia
45 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Takes time: Takes time to move teeth. Many variables. If concerned, get a second opinion. Make sure your orthodontist is board certified.
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
40 years experience Dentistry
Re-evaluation: You should b e re-evaluated by the orthodontist that treated you. Please give them a call for an appointment.
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Bassman
45 years experience Dentistry
Depends on severity: I would consider a couple of opinions, especially if surgery is being considered. Sure, the surgery may correct the under bite sooner, but are the ri ... Read More
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
53 years experience Orthodontics
Probably: Orthodontic rx moves only teeth in adults, not jaws. Adults need surgery to correct jaw malrelatipnships. See qualified oral surgeon and orthodontis ... Read More

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