A 18-year-old female asked:
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do i need braces?

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Dr. Anthony Filly
25 years experience Radiology
Need more info: Depends on many many factors.
Answered on Aug 5, 2016
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Dr. Arnold Malerman
52 years experience Orthodontics
And the best person to provide that answer is a fully qualified University trained Orthodontist.
Aug 5, 2016
Dr. S. jay Bowman
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
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
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
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Dr. Hilary Baskin
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
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
Dr. Diane Minich
36 years experience Family Medicine
See orthodontist: to have this evaluated.
Answered on May 13, 2015

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