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i am going through orthodontic treatment and i have 6mm overjet. do you think it will require surgery?

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Dr. Manami Yamaguchi
24 years experience Dentistry
Ask orthodontist: It depends on the jaw relationship and the direction of your front teeth eruption. As this type of case-based question cannot be answered correctly, it is best to ask your orthodontist.
Answered on Nov 29, 2013
Dr. Stuart Hoffman
29 years experience Orthodontics
Not Enough Info: The overjet can be due to maxillary protrusion (dental or skeletal) or mandibular retro position (dental and/or skeletal). And you need to define surgery, is that jaw surgery or surgical extraction of teeth?
Answered on Aug 22, 2014
Dr. Arnold Malerman
52 years experience Orthodontics
Not computer issue: Cannot tell from just this one fact whether you will require surgery. Need for surgery in adults usually based on boney relationships, not dental malpositions. The best person to answer this is a qualified Orthodontic Specialist who can fully evaluate your unique malocclusion and make recommendations.
Answered on Aug 3, 2014

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