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can i correct an underbite as an adult

A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
40 years experience Dentistry
Consultation: Your question is best answered after an evaluation by a local orthodontist. Each case is a little different, so surgery isn't always the only option. ... Read More
Dr. Arnold Malerman
53 years experience Orthodontics
Depends: Depends on the severity of the skeletal malrelationship. Some underbites can be treated with tooth movement alone. Others require reorienting the jaw ... Read More

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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
53 years experience Orthodontics
No way: No way to tell without examining your son. As long as you are seeing a qualified orthodontic specialist, who limits his practice to orthodontics excl ... Read More
Dr. Stuart Hoffman
30 years experience Orthodontics
Maybe or not: The two issues (under bite and frenectomy) are not always related. A frenectomy is a proceedure to cut a piece of tissue (frenum) that is causing teet ... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
54 years experience Dentistry
Ask your Surgeon: We have limited space to answer these types of questions and each case is different. With this extensive a procedure, this is something that you shoul ... Read More
Dr. Santiago Roldan
20 years experience Dentistry
Jaws were moved!: Your orthognatic surgery implied that the position of your jaw(s) were not normal including the underbite. If bone was removed from your maxilla , the ... Read More
Dr. Arnold Malerman
53 years experience Orthodontics
Depends: Depends ion the type of surgery (there are many choices), how well the Orthodontic Specialist set up your "bite" for post-surgical fit, your overall h ... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
53 years experience Orthodontics
Underbite: Very treatable. Depending on severity will require Orthodontics and possibly jaw surgery. See a fully qualified Orthodontic specialist for initial e ... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Stall
38 years experience Dentistry
Ask the orthodontist: It is very difficult to answer this question. Everyone has different problems that take a different time to correct.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
40 years experience Dentistry
Team Discussion: You should have a sit down with your orthodontic/oral surgeon team to discuss all of your concerns. Too many variables to give you specific answers si ... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kathryn Ko
34 years experience Neurosurgery
Yes: good idea to have your teeth re-aligned to get rid of underbite. Ask your dentist for a referral to an orthodontist. keep smiling!
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Van der Werff
39 years experience Dentistry
Ortho and surgery: It usually requires the team of an orthodontist and surgeon working together to change the bite. It also depends on what is wrong and how bad the und ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
53 years experience Orthodontics
Primarily: Primarily Orthodontic Rx (braces) and, if required, jaw surgery. Is your underbite dental, skeletal, or both? What other occlusal anomalies are pres ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
40 years experience Dentistry
Orthodontist: See a local orthodontist for a consult. They are trained to treat all types of malocclusions, even the weird ones.

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