A 22-year-old female asked:
ok, so i have a class 3 maloclussion underbite. i am 22 years old. is there anyway i can get rid of this underbite without the possibility of surgery?
3 doctor answers
Dr. Sal Aragona answered
40 years experience Dentistry
Yes-maybe: That is the goal of orthodontic treatment, to correct any malooclusion. Sometimes though the underbite malocclusion is so severe that in an individual who has stopped growing, surgery may be needed to fully correct the problem.
Answered on Dec 29, 2013
Dr. Arnold Malerman answered
52 years experience Orthodontics
Severity: If malocclusion is mild, orthodontic treatment may camaflouge the malrelationships. In all probability, however, you will need a team made up of your general dentist, an orthodontist, and an oral surgeon.
Answered on Dec 30, 2013
Dr. Gary Brigham answered
50 years experience Orthodontics
It depends: Whether or not your class iii malocclusion can only be corrected surgically can only be determined by an orthodontist analyzing comprehensive diagnostic records of your case. Seek an initial consultation and move forward from there.
Answered on Sep 24, 2016
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