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How much does it cost to get overbite correction?

How much does it cost to get overbite correction?

Depends: A vertical and horizontal overbite of 2-3 mm is normal. A more extreme overbite can be corrected with cosmetic restorative procedures. Some may need orthodontic treatment but that can result in bone loss. Some can also be corrected surgically. Please seek an evaluation from a good restorative dentist/ prosthodontist. He or she will help you decide if one or a combination of techniques are right. ...Read more

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Overbite (Definition)

A malocclusion of the teeth in which the front upper incisor and canine teeth project over the lower. ...Read more


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How does overbite correction work using a lower jaw brace ?

How does overbite correction work using a lower jaw brace ?

Slows jaw growth: The concept is by holding the jaw in place it prevents the jaw from continuing to grow, or overgrow to reduce underbite and create an overbite. However, most often the upper jaw is expanded to create the more functional overbite because in most cases it works better. See an orthodontist or get a second opinion before trying a lower jaw restraint/brace. ...Read more

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Does overbite correction requires expansion of the arch? I have 4 teeth extracted .How is it going to be like?I'm a 24 years old male. Thanks

Does overbite correction requires expansion of the arch?  I have 4 teeth extracted .How is it going to be like?I'm a 24 years old male. Thanks

Overbite correction: The need for palatal expansion is dependent on many factors and is not always necessary to correct an overbite. This is best answered by an orthodontic consult. ...Read more

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My orthodontist is not fixing overbite? Im am adult. Why?

My orthodontist is not fixing overbite? Im am adult. Why?

May be best for you: Your orthodontist may have determined that either correction of your overbite would require jaw surgery ( and the risk/benefit ratio is not favorable), or that extraction of teeth to address the overbite problem might be detrimental to your facial profile and/or jaw joint and dental health. Your orthodontist is in the best position to answer your question based upon your records. Ask him/her. ...Read more

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Can you still get an overbite with your adult teeth?

Yes: Certainly can. See your orthodontist for an evaluation. I have many patients over the age of 40 who get adult orthodontics. You have a long life ahead of you and it is best to keep your teeth in the proper position so they do not wear unevenly and require extensive and costly reconstruction later. As a prosthodontist, i see these situations all the time. ...Read more

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Can adult (age 20) correct overbite by functional appliances? For instance, herbst appliance

Can adult (age 20) correct overbite by functional appliances? For instance, herbst appliance

Yes: Yes appliance therapy can be used effectively in adults. All cases are different and need proper records for a comprehensive diagnosis and treatment plan. Other treatment may be needed depending on your situation including other appliances and braces. ...Read more

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Is an underbite harder to fix with braces than an overbite? I've always had an underbite, but my parents never took me to see an orthodontist as a kid. Now that i'm an adult, i would like to get this corrected with braces. I'm just wondering if it's harde

Is an underbite harder to fix with braces than an overbite? I've always had an underbite, but my parents never took me to see an orthodontist as a kid. Now that i'm an adult, i would like to get this corrected with braces. I'm just wondering if it's harde

Many : Many underbites have a skeletal component, meaning that the jaws as well as the teeth are mal aligned. In those cases, simply aligning the teeth will not correct the problem. However, some underbites, sometimes call pseudo-class iii malocclusions, do not have a skeletal component and can be corrected very nicely with braces alone. Your orthodontist can do a simple analysis to diagnose your underbite and advise a treatment plan. ...Read more

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Do i need to fix my overbite? I'm an adult who never had braces, has straight teeth and an overbite. My overbite isn't huge i don't think, but my upper teeth do cover my lower teeth when my mouth is closed. I've read that overbites can cause problems late

Do i need to fix my overbite? I'm an adult who never had braces, has straight teeth and an overbite. My overbite isn't huge i don't think, but my upper teeth do cover my lower teeth when my mouth is closed. I've read that overbites can cause problems late

Some is normal !: Some amount of overbite is normal. Your upper teeth are supposed to cover part of your lower teeth. Normal overbite can range from about 20%-75% depending on how the rest of the bite is set up. If you do not grind your teeth or have jaw joint (TMJ) pain, then most likely your amount of overbite is fine for you. Ask your dentist what they think at your next visit, but i wouldn't be overly concerned. ...Read more

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What is a normal overbite?

Overbite: For basic information, see: https://yourdecision.oten.tafensw.edu.au/pluginfile.php/128/mod_resource/content/3/HLTDA303B%20-%20Unit%20Sample/knowledge/orthodontics/orthodontics.htm For a personalized analysis, consult with a local Orthodontist ...Read more

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