A 16-year-old male asked:
i have small lower jaw and deep overbite can it be fixed with only braces? can lower jaw's form become better and bigger with braces ? i am male 17
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Orthodontics 53 years experience
Jaw growth: At age 17 most jaw growth has been completed. However there are many solutions available, most including both tooth repositioning (orthodontics) and jaw repositioning (surgery). Start with a fully qualified specialist Orthodontist for a free initial examination to know what options are available to you.
Last updated Apr 1, 2017
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