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How can a dentist fix a slight overbite

A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Woojin Woody Kwon
Dentistry 19 years experience
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
Dr. Stanley Siu
Cosmetic Dentistry 17 years experience
Align or restore: An overbite measures the vertical relationship of the upper teeth to the lower teeth. An overjet measures the horizontal relationship of the upper tee... Read More
Dr. James Wright
Dentistry 33 years experience
Invisalign: Invisalign can be a good solution for a slight overbite.

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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Morey Furman
Dentistry 37 years experience
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
Dr. Winston Muditajaya
Dentistry 24 years experience
Do your research: There are many general dentists that perform orthodontics. And depending on your situation may even be a better choice for you. However i advise you t... Read More
Dr. Steve Tassone
Dentistry 33 years experience
Ask your Dentist: A slight overbite is something that can be corrected by a knowledgable gp who is certified in invisalign or 6 month smiles. Most responsible gps would... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lindsey Wolfer
Dentistry 43 years experience
Orthodontics: Discuss this with your dentist to see which approach is best for you. Usually this is corrected by an orthodontist.
Dr. Keith Hudson
Dentistry 33 years experience
Orthodontics: 5 mm is a very small .This is within the normal limits for overbite. Highly recommend seeing an orthodontist for a definitive diagnosis.
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Orthodontics 53 years experience
Referral: Ask your dentist to refer you to an orthodontist. Together the orthodontist and the restorative dentist can provide you with the most effective, long... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tarek Hamid
Dentistry 9 years experience
Get a second opinion: See another dentist or an orthodontist for a second opinion to see if you really need braces or not.
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Orthodontics 53 years experience
Depends: Depends on severity as to whether surgery necessary. At 20 you have stopped growing, so "restraint" would be ineffective. Ask your dentist to refer ... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Coppola
Pediatric Dentistry 46 years experience
You need a ceph: At your age, your growth in the jaws has stopped. If your bite is how you describe, you need a cephalometric x-ray to determine your growth pattern. T... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Trever Keele
Dentistry 13 years experience
It depends: I would consult with a dentist or orthodontist who could give you an estimate based on your condition.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Brigham
Orthodontics 51 years experience
It depends: Some mild overbites can be reduced by proclining the lower dental arch, and /or retraction of upper anterior teeth if space permits. Your orthodontist... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yuval Azulay
Dentistry 19 years experience
Facial asymmetry: There are many factors that can cause facial asymmetry, one of which is overbite. The best way to verify if this is the only/main reason for your ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dentistry 40 years experience
Correct: The slight overbite results in posterior disocclusion when you slide your jaw forward. This is perfectly normal.

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