A 51-year-old member asked:
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Can retainer align my underbite teeth?

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Dr. Arnold Malerman
52 years experience in Orthodontics
Nope: Retainer's retain, they don't correct. If you have an underbite, chances are you have both dental and skeletal (jaw) malrelationships, and removable appliances don't correct jaw disharmonies. Ask your dentist to refer you to a fully qualified orthodontic specialist for exam & initial evaluation. First visit is often complimentary or nominal cost. Ask a pro for advice.
Answered on Sep 9, 2013

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