A 17-year-old female asked:
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im almost 18 and i have a slight underbite. my molar teeth are aligned and i have overcrowding on my upper teeth. can my underbite be cured by braces?

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Dr. Gary Sandler
53 years experience Dentistry
I would think so: See an Orthodontist for a consultation to find out what can or cannot be done, cost and length of time required....and don't look for bargains.
Answered on Nov 11, 2015
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Dr. Arnold Malerman
52 years experience Orthodontics
Perhaps: There's a lot of questions to be answered first. Find the best Orthodontic Specialist you can and seek advice. The combination of crowding and underbite suggests a skeletal malrelationship, not just dental, so make sure you see a Pro.
Answered on Sep 29, 2016
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Dr. James Sunwoo
14 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Underbite: Sometimes teeth may appear to be in a good, stable position, but in reality, they are in a "compensated" position. Seeking an experienced orthodontist in conjunction with an oral and maxillofacial surgeon would be the next step.
Answered on Mar 19, 2017
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