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Can Braces And Retainers Fix An Asymmetrical Jaw Problem
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Can braces to fix a posterior crossbite potentially make your jaw alignment look worse/more asymmetrical face?
Orthodontic consult: Unfortunately, you would have to be seen by an orthodontist in your area to get an accurate answer to your question. Without seeing you, your x-rays and having a complete workup, no orthodontist can properly evaluate your specific malocclusion and determine whether or not you need surgery into order to effect a successful outcome. If necessary, see 2 or 3 orthodontists for a consensus of opinion. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
In small ways: Functional appliances have limited effects. Research has indicated that it restrains the growth of the upper jaw, much like the effect of a headgear, and can manipulate the dentoalveolar bone (bone that houses the teeth) to a degree. A wire connected to the appliance can further retract upper teeth, reducing overjet. It does not effect basal bone(foundational bone), as does not grow lower jaws. ...Read moreSee 8 more doctor answers
Possibly: You may have no alternative but a combination of orthodontic treatment and jaw surgery to find comfortable jaw joint relationship, align teeth to the jaws, then reposition the teeth/jaws surgically while maintaining the comfortable joint relationships. Make sure you're seeing an orthodontic specialist and an oral surgical specialist. ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
How to fix weak chin without surgery. I do have a teeth problems including crowding, and painful tmj.also, narrow teeth.
Consult with doctor: The weak chin comes from deficiency of the length of the lower jaw. Some people subconsciously compensate by jutting the lower jaw forward in attempt to mask the deficiency. This can lead to stress on the jaw joints, TMJ. Sometimes, braces are done to allow for the lower and upper teeth to come together only if the lower jaw is in a forward position. It is best to consult with the orthodontist. ...Read more
I had braces to correct underbite. The protrusion is no longer there via teeth extraction. I hear a clicking noise. Will i need surgery to fix tmj?
Second opinion: Surgery for your tmj/tmd and clicking noises should not be considered unless it gets much worse and should only be done with all other options exhausted. The noises are often very, very difficult to eliminate or even manage. I would see a tmj/tmd specialist for an opinion. ...Read moreSee 7 more doctor answers
Need more info: The surgery/non-surgery decision is not based on overbite (horizontal, vertical, or both?) alone. In adults primary criteria (one of many) is skeletal relationship of upper and lower jaws to each other and to the rest of the crania-facil structures. Please see a qualified orthodontist for an initial examination (probably complimentary or small fee) to get you started on the right track. ...Read moreSee 10 more doctor answers
What functional orthodontics can address an overjet (and overbite) caused by a protruded upper jaw?
Unusual: Most of the time it's lower jaw too far back, rather than upper jaw too far forward. If upper jaw is determined by skull x-ray and measurements to be too far forward, for an adult braces + jaw surgery may be required. Functional appliances are only modestly effective for growing children and are totally ineffective for non-growing adults. See an orthodontic specialist for evaluation and rx. ...Read moreSee 6 more doctor answers
Yes, but...: The term "overbite" means different things to different people. If it's a true overbite, where the upper teeth excessively overlap the lower teeth, then you do not want to treat it with just a retainer. You should not cut corners....It may cause problems later on. See a fully trained orthodontist. You probably need full orthodontic treatment with braces on all your teeth. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Will braces and an implant improve my jaw popping if it's due a missing tooth which made my lower teeth to drift?
Malocclusion: Malocclusion is causative or contributory to the great majority of cases of tmy dysfunction syndrome. With correction of malocclusion 90% of TMJ symptoms get better or disappear entirely, 7% remain the same, and 3% get worse. There are techniques for recapturing the joint that have met with varying degrees of success. You have a multidisciplinary problem. See an orthodontic specialist. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Can Invisalign intrude and extrude teeth or only align them? I'd don't want to wear wire braces, but I need intrusion of my front teeth.
To some extent: Braces are still the gold standard. Clear Aligners are not as effective as braces in many movements in addition to rotational alignment. See a qualified Orthodontic Specialist rather Ghana GP. They do treatment better,master, and with more competence. Consider clear braces as a better alternative. If you insist on Aligners, have it done by a fully qualified professional. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If overbite is caused by misaligned jaw, am i too old for growth of jaw? Wil any functional appliance help jaw to grow? My ortho advic for jaw surgery
Complex: You have asked many questions. Functional therapy marginally effective in growing children, totally ineffective in non-growing adults. Depending on amount of skeletal imbalance, surgery may be required. Sounds like your Orthodontist gave you good advice. If concerned, seek opinion from another qualified Orthodontic Specialist and the Oral Surgeon he recommends. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Can your upper jaw shift back to being narrow after a palate expander treatment as a teenager if you don't wear your retainers for braces?
Depends: Some palatal expanders produce more stability than others. Retainers prevent teeth from shifting, but if underlying bone is not the appropriate size/shape, tooth movement can appear exaggerated. I assume you're asking the question because you have noticed some movement. Best to return to your Orthodontic Specialist, the professional that knows you best, for reevaluation before serious relapse. ...Read more
See an orthodontist: Your orthodontist will take records on you to determine the cause of your crooked teeth and underbite. In some cases, these can be corrected by braces alone. However, it there is a skeletal problem causing the underbite, a combination orthodontic/surgical treatment will be necessary to correct your teeth. ...Read moreSee 6 more doctor answers
Consultation: A consultation with a local oral surgeon/orthodontist team can give you the very best insight on what can be done, both orthodontically and surgically, for your specific situation. Time frame, costs, and expectations will all be discussed. All the best.... ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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