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if i have an overbite do i need braces

A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
52 years experience Orthodontics
Perhaps: A 27% vertical overbite combined with a 2mm horizontal overbite (overjet) is considered normal. For a diagnostic evaluation of your occlusion, and an ... Read More
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
35 years experience Pain Management
Selective treatment: If your overbite is not skeletal, braces and an elastics that attaches to the braces should be sufficient to correct your mild to moderate overbite. I ... Read More

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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Quon
41 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Orthodontic Consult: An orthodontic evaluation with the appropriate diagnostic studies and clinical examination are necessary to determine if correction of your overbite w ... Read More
Dr. David Schleimer
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Yes, but elective: You will need orthodontics in some form if you want to correct your overbite. Understand that no one needs braces, but it is a wonderful gift to yours ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Schleimer
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Yes: Orthodontics can address all of your problems. It is a matter of severity of the problem, and possibly a maxillo-facial surgeon would be part of the t ... Read More
Dr. Scott Peters
28 years experience Pediatric Dentistry
Yes it can: Yes, it can correct both of those problems. At your age, 41, however, there may be difficulty fully correcting the "overbite". Elastics may be used a ... Read More
Dr. Hasan Othman
18 years experience Orthodontics
Yes but: It can, but it depends on the severity of your case and your age. Sometimes we need the help of oral surgeons to correct severe overbites especially ... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience Dentistry
Evaluation: You need to be physically evaluated by a local orthodontist. Only then will know know exactly what treatment is needed to correct your malocclusion.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
52 years experience Orthodontics
Perhaps: A horizontal overbite greater than 2mm or a vertical overbite deeper than 50% are indications that there are other problems. See an orthodontic speci ... Read More
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Dr. Jeffrey Juchau
32 years experience Family Medicine
Braces: Cavities have nothing to do with braces. They certainly can help with an overbite. I would consult your dentist and orthodontist for the answer to t ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Kenneth Grossman
43 years experience Endodontics
Yes: Visit your orthodontist. They will take impressions, make models of your teeth and discuss treatment options.
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Thaler
40 years experience Prosthodontics
Not advisable: See your orthodontist for evaluation and tx options. They are the experts. Best to correct things properly now and be great for the rest of your life.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
52 years experience Orthodontics
Very much so: Call a qualified orthodontic specialist for an initial examination (usually free or low cost) to determine the best way to resolve your malocclusion. ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
52 years experience Orthodontics
Lots: Put teeth ; jaws where they belong they work better, wear out less, are easier to clean, are better supported by gums/bone, look better, and make it e ... Read More

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