A 33-year-old member asked:
What procedures treat malocclusion?
4 doctor answers • 8 doctors weighed in
Cosmetic Dentistry 18 years experience
Jaw surgery, ortho: Malocclusion is a problem in the way the upper & lower teeth fit together in biting or chewing. It literally means "bad bite". The two main forms of malocclusion are skeletal & dental. Skeletal requires orthognathic surgery & orthodontics to correct. Dental malocclusion can be corrected by ortho alone. Some malocclusion can be corrected by having restorative work done alone or in combo w/ ortho.
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A Verified Doctoranswered
39 years experience
Infinite ways: Malocclusions (bad bites) are due to jaw incompatibilities, tooth positions and endless combinations of both. Any procedure either removable or fixed (braces) that changes that situation for the better would fit the criteria. How well it treats the malocclusion has to do with the sophistication of the appliances, skill of clinician and severity of the problem(s).
5.4k viewsReviewed Nov 28, 2020
Dentistry - Orthodontics 37 years experience
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Orthodontics 54 years experience
Orthodontics: Don't fall into the "gadget" trap. Don't become dazzled by glitz. Orthodontics is a service, not a product (gadget) specialty of dentistry that treats malocclusion (bad bite) by moving teeth and jaws (sometimes with help of oral surgeon) into best esthetics, function, and stability. See orthodontic specialist for diagnosis and treatment plan with approaches that will best help you personally.
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Last updated Nov 28, 2020
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