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can a retainer fix an overbite

A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Mokbel
41 years experience in Dentistry
Can't tell: Please call an orthodontist in your area and have him evaluate your bite, a specialist in this area is best suited to make this decision, if you have ... Read More

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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Albert E. Klitzke
8 years experience in Dentistry
No: Orthodontic retainers are use to hold teeth in their position. Dental appliances can move teeth. To improve an overbite orhtodontics were the teeth ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
52 years experience in Orthodontics
Braces: Retainers retain, they hold things where they are. To move teeth you need orthodontic treatment, and braces are far and away the best treatment appli ... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gary Chapman
34 years experience in Orthodontics
Advil (ibuprofen): Sounds like you have not been wearing your retainer as much as you should. Mash it on, take advil (ibuprofen) and let time help. Your teeth will ret ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Woojin Woody Kwon
18 years experience in Dentistry
I wouldn't: It depends on your definition of slight and overbite. Some can be treated orthodontically, and some can be treated with restorations. To me, slight ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sal Aragona
40 years experience in Dentistry
Depends on age: In a growing individual often a removable devise called a bionator can be used in correcting an overbite. Other methods include class ii mechanics, he ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
52 years experience in Orthodontics
Many: Depending on the cause (dental, skeletal, or both) of the vertical overbite and/or horizontal overjet, treatment alternatives for a 50 year old non-gr ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience in Dentistry
Retainer: To retain, is to keep in place. A retainer is fabricated to keep orthodontically aligned teeth from relapsing. If the teeth shifted ever so slightly d ... Read More
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Achong
17 years experience in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Depends: If the overbite is mild, yes you can. However, if it is very severe, often braces is the best non surgical method of treating an overbite. Surgery ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pamela Asseff
27 years experience in Dentistry
Braces: Orthodontic or braces can fix and overbite. This procedure requires patience. It can be very successful. Be advised and permanent retainer will prob ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yaroslav Yarmolyuk
10 years experience in Orthodontics
Yes: In the hands of an experienced orthodontist, incognito can treat the same range of orthodontic problems that could be treated with regular braces.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Goldstein
32 years experience in Cosmetic Dentistry
No.: A retainer, by definition, retains the teeth in the position they presently are in. To correct an open bite, you will need an orthodontic device or ja ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
34 years experience in Pediatrics
Yes.: That's their usual purpose.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
52 years experience in Orthodontics
No: Overwhelming body of research shows that if the environment (jaws/teeth/occlusion) is normalized, 97% of muscle function problems disappear as the sof ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barton Conroy
27 years experience in 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 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Quon
41 years experience in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Orthodontic Consult: An orthodontic evaluation with the appropriate diagnostic studies and clinical examination are necessary to determine if correction of your overbite w ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Apfelbaum
50 years experience in Dentistry
Exam: You need to present yourself for an examination to explore & understand all of your options.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jake Richards
11 years experience in Dentistry
Orthodontics: Some can be done with interceptive treatments such as palatal expanders and active appliances but in more difficult cases braces are the best bet. Ta ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience in Dentistry
Technically yes...: But it depends on which tooth, how malpositioned it is, and your bite. Sometimes the result is not as esthetic as having the tooth straightened orthod ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience in Dentistry
Invisalign: Invisalign may be able to help your malocclusion. Consult with a local orthodontist to see if that treatment will work in your situation.
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
52 years experience in Orthodontics
Depends: Retainers "retain, " they hold teeth where they are, that said, there are removable appliances that can reposition moderately malposed teeth. The que ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Donley
53 years experience in Dentistry
No: Elastics won't fix an overbite. Talk to an orthodontist or dentist trained in orthodontics.
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Morey Furman
36 years experience in Dentistry
See an orthodontist: An orthodontist is a dentist who specializes in tooth movement and the correction of occlusion (the bite). Many general dentists (regular dentists) do ... Read More
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