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if you have an overbite do you need braces

A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience Dentistry
Possibly: Some patients require orthognathic surgery. It's best if you ask this question to a local orthodontist who can actually examine you.

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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Bates
35 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Overbite: Yes, full braces is in your best interest. See a fully trained orthodontist in consultation. They can explain everything to you regarding treatment. I ... Read More
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Kim
25 years experience Dentistry
Yes, absolutely: An overbite (or underbite) can throw your bite off just enough to still do some damage to the teeth. The way your upper jaw and lower jaw come togeth ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sal Aragona
40 years experience Dentistry
Depends on age: In a growing individual often a removable devise called a bionator can be used in correcting an overbite. Other methods include class ii mechanics, he ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Ritota
8 years experience Dentistry
Moving teeth: If not severe repositioning the teeth can correct the overbite.
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Gordon
42 years experience Dentistry
See your DDS: Your general dentist or orthodontist will perform a thorough examination and take full mouth radiographs (x-rays) to determine how to best address you ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Engel
38 years experience Dentistry
Complex answer: There is so much that goes into orthodontics. There are measurements that are made with certain x-rays, there are models of the mouth and then a trea ... Read More
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kim Capehart
19 years experience Dentistry
Yes: A thorough evaluation and diagnosis is needed to fix overbite with orthodontics. Please go to an orthodontist to get properly evaluated, diagnosed, a ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
52 years experience Orthodontics
Not by itself: Normal vertical overbite is approximately 25%. The deeper overbite becomes, the greater the risk of lower incisor crowding and/or interference in nor ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anna Guarna
34 years experience Dentistry
Depends: Overbite is the length that the top teeth come over the bottom...In some cases, this is very "deep" and should be corrected...It the teeth are in a no ... Read More

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