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A 38-year-old member asked:

can overbite be fixed without braces?

7 doctor answers10 doctors weighed in
Dr. Daniel Quon
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 42 years experience
Sometimes: Wheter or not the correction of your overbite can be treated with or without braces depends on the severity of your overbite, the diagnostic skills, expertise, and experience level of your dentist. Some dentists may elect to treat your bite problem without braces, and others would refer you to an orthodontist.
Dr. James Wright
Dentistry 33 years experience
Yes: Yes... Oral surgery is a possibility, invisalign is also a possibility...
Dr. Brandon Martin
Orthodontics 20 years experience
Possibly: Technically, "overbite" refers to how much your top teeth cover your bottom teeth. "overjet" refers to how far your top teeth stick out in front of your lower teeth (see photo). An overbite is a common bite problem. There are now many treatment options. Depending on the severity of your overbite, invisalign or other clear aligner technology may successfully correct your bite.
Dr. S. jay Bowman
Orthodontics 36 years experience
Probably: Clear aligner treatment like invisalign might be an option. The only way to determine if clear aligner treatments are appropriate for your individual situation is to make an appointment for an evaluation with an orthodontic specialist.
Dr. William Dabney
Orthodontics 41 years experience
Overbite: Would you consider braces behind your teeth (lingual braces)?
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Orthodontics 53 years experience
Yes, but...: I assume you are talking about horizontal overbite (over jet, buck teeth). Orthodontic specialists have many treatment modalities at their disposal, but some work better than others. Regular braces (metal or clear) work better than inside braces which work better than clear aligners, for example. Have a qualified orthodontist check you out. You'll be glad you did.
Dr. Hilary Baskin
Orthodontics 28 years experience
Consider invisalign: Might eb a good alternative for you.

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A 43-year-old member asked:

How long will it take for braces with rubber bands to correct a 100% overbite?

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Dr. Anna Guarna
Dentistry 35 years experience
Depends: Ortho corrections are based on a wide variety of issues...It can take a few months to a a couple of years. After having an orthodontic evaluation, the doc will give you a time frame. Additionally, often orthois slightly overcorrected so that the mouth stabilizes at the desired position...Need to discuss with doc.
A 43-year-old member asked:

How long does it take to fix an overbite by using braces?

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Dr. Jay Kansal
Dentistry 14 years experience
Depends: This totally depends on a case by case basis as well as if anything else needs to be fixed. Typically not just an overbite needs to be fixed but things like your occlusion (how you bite) also needs to be fixed. Treatment times can vary from anywhere from 6 months to 4 years.
A 48-year-old member asked:

Does an overbite always require braces?

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Dr. Anna Guarna
Dentistry 35 years experience
Depends: Overbite is the length that the top teeth come over the bottom...In some cases, this is very "deep" and should be corrected...It the teeth are in a normal relation to each other, then no. Although, this may not necessarily be the only reason to have braces.
A 35-year-old member asked:

How long will it take to fix an overbite with braces?

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Dr. Justin Zumstein
Dentistry 24 years experience
Usually 18-24 months: Typically, it will take 18-24 months of bands and brackets to correct most overbites. Most cases take 24 months. Extreme cases will take longer and may require surgery in addition to the braces.
A 45-year-old member asked:

How do braces fix the overbite?

4 doctor answers9 doctors weighed in
Dr. Theodore Ritota
Dentistry 9 years experience
Moving teeth: If not severe repositioning the teeth can correct the overbite.
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Orthodontics 53 years experience
Even if severe it can be corrected. Please see a specialist Orthodontist for an evaluation and discussion of treatment options.
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