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A 47-year-old member asked:

I have very crowded teeth and a large overbite. what is the process of getting braces?

4 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Sandra Eleczko
Dentistry 36 years experience
Adult orthodontics: Start by having an evaluation by an orthodontist. Adult Orthodontics is common and everyone is different. The orthodontist will explain what your options are and what to expect. It may be helpful to get a couple of consultations and find the practices that you feel most comfortable with.
Dr. Donna Galante
Orthodontics 37 years experience
The First thing: you shoudl do is seek a consultation and exam with an orthodontic specialist. They can give you an overview of your problem and the different treatment options that are best for you.
Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management 36 years experience
See an orthodontist: Having a crowded teeth and a large overbite can make you self-conscious especially when you smile. If you decide you want the orthodontic treatment, see an orthodontist. There are many modalities for adult orthodontics. Proper diagnosis is the key to a successful treatment.
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Orthodontics 53 years experience
Simple: Call an Orthodontic Specialist for an initial examination (usually free or modest cost). If Orthodontic Treatment is indicated, the Orthodontist will take a suite of diagnostic records, do a full evaluation of your malocclusion, and then schedule you for treatment. Hardest part?...Your Orthodontist's bad jokes.

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A 41-year-old member asked:

I have very crowded teeth and a large overbite. How do you get braces?

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Dr. Arnold Malerman
Orthodontics 53 years experience
Easy: Pick up the phone and call a qualified Orthodontic Specialist for an Initial Examination (usually free or modest fee). The Orthodontist, at that visit, can outline the choices available to you.
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