A 18-year-old female asked:
do i need braces?
7 doctor answers
Dr. Anthony Filly answered
25 years experience Radiology
Need more info: Depends on many many factors.
Answered on Aug 5, 2016
Dr. S. jay Bowman answered
35 years experience Orthodontics
Who knows: A bad bite or malocclusion may be corrected with any number of techniques, devices, or appliances. Start with an appointment with an orthodontic specialist to get an opinion about what options are best in your situation.
Answered on May 7, 2014
Dr. Arnold Malerman answered
52 years experience Orthodontics
Perhaps: If you have teeth or jaws that are misaligned, orthodontic treatment (and braces are one of the "medicines" that orthodontists use) may be helpful. If your teeth and jaws function better they will last longer and be easier to maintain. Why don't your see an orthodontic specialist for an initial exam. At that time you will be presented with the options that would work best for you.
Answered on Apr 6, 2013
Dr. Gary Brigham answered
50 years experience Orthodontics
Ask an orthodontist: An orthodontic specialist is in the best position to answer this question. Most orthodontists offer complimentary examinations so that they can answer your questions specifically as they relate to your condition. It might be beneficial to you if you sought such an opinion.
Answered on Jul 21, 2014
Dr. Hilary Baskin answered
27 years experience Orthodontics
??????: No one will be able to answer your question until you see an orthodontist.
Answered on May 13, 2015
Dr. Paul Grin answered
35 years experience Pain Management
Good reason if...: You should see an orthodontist any time you have a question about the alignment of your teeth, or the quality of your bite. Mouth breathing, clenching or grinding your teeth, and the inability to comfortably close your lips may be signs that you need braces.
Answered on Nov 28, 2017
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