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how long do you have to wear braces for an overbite

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Dr. Barnet Baron
52 years experience Dentistry
Depends: This is difficult to answer without a complete set of dental and radiographic records. I am a pediatric dentrist and have an active orthodontic pract ... Read More
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Dr. Leonard Tau
Specializes in Dentistry
It Depends...: Fixing an overbite can take some time in an adult. I would seek care from an orthodontist who can give you a more detailed explanation of how long it ... Read More
Dr. S. jay Bowman
35 years experience Orthodontics
Overbite: In layman's terms, an "overbite" typically refers to the upper front teeth sticking out horizontally, further than the lower front teeth. An orthodon ... Read More

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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Trever Keele
12 years experience Dentistry
It depends: I would consult with a dentist or orthodontist who could give you an estimate based on your condition.
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Dr. James Bates
35 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Orthodontics: Orthodontic treatment generally lasts about 2 years, depending on the degree of the problem. What you consider a slight overbite may actually be more ... Read More
Dr. S. jay Bowman
35 years experience Orthodontics
Overbite: In layman's terms, an "overbite" typically refers to the upper front teeth sticking out horizontally, further than the lower front teeth. An orthodon ... Read More
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Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
35 years experience Pain Management
See an orthodontist: for evaluation and diagnosis. The length of time you will have to wear your braces is going to have a lot to do with your circumstances. You want to c ... Read More
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience Dentistry
Varies: Orthodontic treatment does't have a set time frame... it really all depends on the amount of movement and how your teeth respond to the treatment. Ple ... Read More
Dr. Arnold Malerman
52 years experience Orthodontics
Average: Average time in corrective orthodontic treatment for non-growing adults is 21-27 months, followed by a retention period. Please ask your Dentist to r ... Read More
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Dr. David Schleimer
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Depends: 1 cm or 10mm is a large overjet, but this cannot be answered on the net. Age? Angle of the teeth? How compliant will you be with oral hygiene and rubb ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience Dentistry
Sometimes: Each case is different, so it is hard to say what would be necessary in your situation. Please discuss with your oral surgeon.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Justin Zumstein
23 years experience Dentistry
Usually 18-24 months: Typically, it will take 18-24 months of bands and brackets to correct most overbites. Most cases take 24 months. Extreme cases will take longer and m ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Kansal
13 years experience Dentistry
Depends: This totally depends on a case by case basis as well as if anything else needs to be fixed. Typically not just an overbite needs to be fixed but thin ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anna Guarna
34 years experience Dentistry
Depends: Ortho corrections are based on a wide variety of issues...It can take a few months to a a couple of years. After having an orthodontic evaluation, th ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience Dentistry
Varies: It depends on the amount of tooth movement necessary. The orthodontist providing the treatment should have a better idea of the time frame since s/he ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
52 years experience 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

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