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A 47-year-old member asked:

does a 60% overbite require braces?

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Dr. Arnold Malerman
Orthodontics 53 years experience
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 normal function. Overbite is just one of the many things that a qualified orthodontic specialist will evaluate. For a full answer to your question, see an orthodontist.
Dr. Howard Schneider
Pediatric Dentistry 34 years experience
No: As long as the rest of your occlusion (bite) is normal, then no a 60% overbite is within the range of normal and does not need correction.
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
Pain Management 36 years experience
See an Orthodontist: Whether the overbite is dental or skeletal can have a big impact on treatment. A free orthodontic consultation allows you to find out what type of treatment is recommended. Take care.

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A 43-year-old member asked:

How long will it take for braces with rubber bands to correct a 100% overbite?

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Dr. Anna Guarna
Dentistry 35 years experience
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, the doc will give you a time frame. Additionally, often orthois slightly overcorrected so that the mouth stabilizes at the desired position...Need to discuss with doc.
A 43-year-old member asked:

How long does it take to fix an overbite by using braces?

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Dr. Jay Kansal
Dentistry 14 years experience
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 things like your occlusion (how you bite) also needs to be fixed. Treatment times can vary from anywhere from 6 months to 4 years.
A 48-year-old member asked:

Does an overbite always require braces?

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Dr. Anna Guarna
Dentistry 35 years experience
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 normal relation to each other, then no. Although, this may not necessarily be the only reason to have braces.
A 35-year-old member asked:

How long will it take to fix an overbite with braces?

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Dr. Justin Zumstein
Dentistry 24 years experience
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 may require surgery in addition to the braces.
A 45-year-old member asked:

How do braces fix the overbite?

4 doctor answers9 doctors weighed in
Dr. Theodore Ritota
Dentistry 9 years experience
Moving teeth: If not severe repositioning the teeth can correct the overbite.
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Orthodontics 53 years experience
Even if severe it can be corrected. Please see a specialist Orthodontist for an evaluation and discussion of treatment options.
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