A 17-year-old female asked:
How should i convince my orthodontist to let me have braces to correct an openbite and some crooked teeth? my dentist says (my teeth and gums are healthy) and i'm a great candidate for braces but my ortho is unwilling to let me get them again?
3 doctor answers • 3 doctors weighed in
Dentistry 41 years experience
There is so much more information needed to give you a meaningful answer. Apparently you've had orthodontic treatment in the past. It may be time to get a second opinion from a different orthodontist.
Reviewed Jun 15, 2021
Dentistry 55 years experience
THERE ARE VARIOUS SCHOOLS OF THOUGHT AND TREATMENTS IN ORTHODONTICS. YOU SHOULD SEEK ANOTHER OPINION FROM AN ORTHODONTIST OR GO TO A DENTAL SCHOOL WHICH HAS AN ORTHODONTIC CLINIC FOR ADVICE.
Reviewed Jun 20, 2021
Orthodontics 54 years experience
If you had Orthodontic treatment and a resolved open bite reopened, a combination of braces and jaw surgery may be required. Retreating non-surgically would probably be equally unsuccessful. If your Orthodontist says no, fid out why. A second opinion may be advisable. Consider talking to a different Orthodontist.
Answered Jun 20, 2021
Last updated Jun 21, 2021
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