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How long does it take to correct an underbite

A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Orthodontics 53 years experience
Underbite: Very treatable. Depending on severity will require Orthodontics and possibly jaw surgery. See a fully qualified Orthodontic specialist for initial e... Read More

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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Stall
Dentistry 38 years experience
Ask the orthodontist: It is very difficult to answer this question. Everyone has different problems that take a different time to correct.
Dr. Phillip Frist
Dentistry 46 years experience
Not yet: It's ready when your orthodontist says they are ready and not before. Also don't quit wearing your retainers, unless you want to watch them slowly mo... Read More
Dr. S. jay Bowman
Orthodontics 36 years experience
Ask orthodontist: It all depends upon the nature of the underbite and the severity. As adults, true, severe skeletal discrepancies are usually dealt with by either ext... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Orthodontics 53 years experience
A telephone: Take your finger and dial an orthodontic specialist. There's no pill, liquid, salve, snake oil, massage, app, computer program, or dietary supplement... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Orthodontics 53 years experience
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
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
Dentistry 54 years experience
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
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Cornelia Franz
Specializes in Pediatrics
Your body: Your body's response does...Some people may improve a little faster than others. Good nutrition and a positive attitude also help a great deal!
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dentistry 40 years experience
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
Neurosurgery 34 years experience
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!
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Van der Werff
Dentistry 39 years experience
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
Orthodontics 53 years experience
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

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