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How long will it take for braces with rubber bands to correct a 100% overbite?

How long will it take for braces with rubber bands to correct a 100% overbite?

Bands / overbite: The elastics are not likely the most important part in the resolution of your overlapping overbite. Opening a complete overbite is quite variable in difficulty, requirements for things added to braces, and time. Ask you orthodontic specialist for a time estimate and what will be required to fix the issue. ...Read more

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Dr. Sewa Legha
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They are used in orthodontics. The braces are put onto the teeth at precise anatomical locations, and wire runs through the braces and brings teeth into proper alignment. This is a very short answer for a very ...Read more


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Why would it be that my jaw sore is and locked after braces and rubber bands?

Why would it be that my jaw sore is and locked after braces and rubber bands?

TMJoint issues: It's important to discuss this issue with your orthodontist. Long term, this can be problematic. If your orthodontist can't adequately address your questions and concerns, find a well respected dentist with extensive training and experience treating patients with tmd for a consultation. ...Read more

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Can partial braces have the rubber bands?

Can partial braces have the rubber bands?

Partial Braces: This partial braces technology uses "self-ligating" brackets -- no rubber bands or additional wire are required. ...Read more

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Currently wearing Damon system braces. I've heard that it's better than regular braces that need rubber bands or expanders. How true is that? And why?

MATTER OF OPINION: IM NOT MUCH OF A BRACES EXPERT; HOWEVER, IT JUST SOUNDS LIKE PERSONAL PREFERENCES, GOOD LUCK WHICH EVER YOU USE SWEETY ...Read more

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Can you advise me if getting braces and rubber/elastic bands?

Can you advise me if getting braces and rubber/elastic bands?

Force: The medicine Orthodontists use to correct malocclusion is force. The braces act as handles on the teeth, the wires act as a guided path for teeth to follow, and elastics provide the force to slide the teeth along the wire. Best advice I can give you is see a qualified full time Orthodontic Specialist and follow instructions to the letter. ...Read more

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Getting braces and rubber/elastic bands. What are the bands for?

Move teeth: Rubber bands are used to move teeth. Braces are kind of like a railroad track. The bands are the force that move the teeth along the track. They are also used to change the way the teeth fit together. Teeth should come together like gears, so they mesh properly. ...Read more

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If I have a class 3 malocclusion and am getting braces will I need rubber bands?

If I have a class 3 malocclusion and am getting braces will I need rubber bands?

Orthodontics : Your orthodontist will likely place you in rubber bands at some point in your treatment. If you are already seeing an orthodontist, ask them. They will already have a pretty good idea of hey they plan to fix your specific teeth issues. ...Read more

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Do the rubber bands for braces actually work?

Do the rubber bands for braces actually work?

Absolutely: Elastics provide reciprocal force, pulling at both ends. Talk to your Orthodontic Specialist about what movement is being influenced by the elastics. Sometimes they are used to move teeth, sometimes influence growth, sometimes to stabilize segments. ...Read more

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Why do partial braces have or need the rubber bands?

Why do partial braces have or need the rubber bands?

Makes it work better: Rubber bands are used to help teeth move in the desired direction. These allow the teeth to move with more control. ...Read more