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can underbites be fixed with braces

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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Dr. Hilary Baskin
28 years experience Orthodontics
Yes: Its possible. Depends how severe. I would consult a couple of orthodontists.
Dr. Stephen Carter
44 years experience Orthodontics
Probably not: Adults with a severe underbite will typically require a combination of braces and orthognathic surgery to correct the malocclusion. See an orthodonti ... Read More
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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
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
Dr. Hilary Baskin
28 years experience Orthodontics
See orthodontist: only an evaluation from a professional that can see your teeth and bite will really be able to assess
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Dr. Arnold Malerman
53 years experience Orthodontics
Ask a Pro: See a qualified Orthodontic Specialist who is fully trained to diagnose and treat problems such as yours. Go for an opinion, initial examination usua ... 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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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 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Randall Shaw
37 years experience Orthodontics
Most definitely: It is definitely possible to correct an underbite with braces.
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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