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Braces To Correct Overbite
When I was younger, I had to wear head gear and braces to correct my overbite/overjet. My frnt teeth have since shifted forward. Will Visalign correct?
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
I have overbite problem. now my age is 23. how long I need to wear braces to correct them? please suggest me.
Average: Average time in corrective orthodontic treatment for non-growing adults is 21-27 months, followed by a retention period. Please ask your Dentist to recommend a fully qualified Orthodontic Specialist who will do an initial examination (usually free) and then outline recommended treatment and cost. It's your face, seek quality care. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Snowflakes: Malocclusions are like snowflakes, no 2 are exactly alike. Is open bite dental, skeletal, both? Do you have palatal constriction? Is there crowding/spacing/rotations? See a qualified Orthodontic Specialist for initial examination (usually free or modest cost) for the best answer to your question as it pertains to your unique problem set. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Sort of: an Orthodontist is the best qualified Dental Specialist to "fix" an overbite. The orthodontic will have all of the available "medicines" in their armamentarium, including braces and many other treatment modalities. Please see an Orthodontic Specialist for an individualized evaluation of your unique malocclusion. Initial exams are usually complimentary. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Braces Align Teeth: If your overbite is off because your teeth are in the wrong positions, then braces can move your teeth into the proper positions, resulting in a pleasing smile & proper bite. If, however, your overbite is off because your upper and lower jaws aren't aligned correctly, then braces will have limited success. Bone problems cannot be corrected predictably with braces in adults. In kids often they can. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Overbite: In layman's terms, an "overbite" typically refers to the upper front teeth sticking out horizontally, further than the lower front teeth. An orthodontist defines an "overbite" as the vertical overlap of the upper front teeth over the lower front teeth. Get an opinion from an orthodontic specialist regarding the best option (it depends highly on the severity of your own problem). ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Forsus springs: are the most common overbite correction technique that is used in orthodontic treatment with braces. Of course, hey are not appropriate for everyone but in many cases they are an effective way to make the upper and lower teeth articulate properly. Ask your orthodontist about Forsus springs. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes, but...: A slight overbite is normal, and is the result that most orthodontist attempt to achieve. The upper teeth usually have the lower teeth residing "inside" them, and is considered best for function. Braces can correct an overbite if the bite (occlusion) is not allowing a patient to chew properly or if esthetically the smile is affected. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Not by itself: Normal vertical overbite is approximately 25%. The deeper overbite becomes, the greater the risk of lower incisor crowding and/or interference in normal function. Overbite is just one of the many things that a qualified orthodontic specialist will evaluate. For a full answer to your question, see an orthodontist. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Not always: The decision to undergo orthodontic treatment for a malocclusion or bite problem is based on a number of factors. The inability to chew food, pain, problems and/or decay due to crowding or malpositioned teeth, and concern over esthetics are some reasons. Many patients with an overbite or other malocclusions feel they have no symptoms and choose not to seek treatment. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Not for 35 year old: Don't believe skeletal correction can be achieved in non-growing adults by any means other than surgery. Stop the twin block, jaw goes back. There are NO good scientific studies showing effectiveness of functional appliances for non-growers. Just the opposite, there's a lot of data proving they don't work. Don't believe the snake oil salesman...see a fully qualified Orthodontic Specialist. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Perhaps: If you have an excessive overbite in all probability other teeth and/or jaws are mal-related. Don't go looking for "quickie fix". Look for "best (esthetic & functional) most stable fix." even if your general dentist does braces or invisalign, they do not have the same training and experience as an orthodontic specialist. Get the correct answer from a pro, see an orthodontist. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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