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Can An Overbite Get Worse
Orthodontics: Depending on cause of the open bite (dental/skeletal/both/neuromuscular) treatment usually requires Orthodontic care, sometimes with bone remodeling surgery. Some open bites can be camouflaged with crowns (caps), but better to put teeth/bones where they belong before considering restorative treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Orthognathic surgery is jaw surgery performed usually in conjunction with orthodontic treatment to correct a mismatch in the jaws related to a skeletal problem. A detailed examination and workup by an orthodontist, working together with a surgeon will result in a comprehensive treatment plan to properly correct your bite problem. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 6 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes : Generally most underbite problems are characterized by a deficiency in the growth of the upper jaw which will give the appearance of a flatten "cheekbone" area and a large, protrusive lower jaw. Early treatment of these problems is recommended to avoid surgery later once growth has ceased. If you are already an adult, often you will need jaw surgery and braces to correct your underbite. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
How often does correcting an underbite in a 9 year old lead to an overbite? Should I wait to start treatment?
See an orthodontist: An orthodontist is a dentist who specializes in tooth movement and the correction of occlusion (the bite). Many general dentists (regular dentists) do not correct misaligned teeth. Still there are many general dentists who perform this kind of treatment. Although i would recommend you see a dentist who specializes in orthodontics. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
How does a dentist or oral surgeon get treat TMJ? Do they get rid of the stress/anxiety causing it first? Or would they treat it straightaway?
Eyelid lumps & Bumps: An infection involving glands associated with each eyelash (external stye) usually clears without any serious permanent harm. Hot compresses speed the healing of these. Infections of the oil glands of the eyelids (internal stye or hordeola) may form chronic cysts (chalazia) that do not resolve quickly. If located in the middle of the upper eyelid they can irritate the cornea of the eye. ...Read more
Better or Worse.: There is no guarantee that it will get worse. The problem is, there is no guarantee that it will get better. Mild arch strains may need no more than rest and supportive shoes. More severe strains may require more aggressive treatment to not only treat the strain initially but also prevent it from developing into a bigger problem. ...Read more
Can you tell me if i get an eye vision check up can the optometrist detect if I have an eye disease or infection?
Yes: Yes , consult with an orthodontist.Get a more detailed answer ›
Not bad at all: Some underbites can be corrected with tooth movement alone (ie. Orthodontics) but, if the bite is unstable or unattractive a jaw surgery procedure is necessary to achieve the optimum results. This discussion should start with the orthodontist and include the oral surgeon. Make sure to go to an orthodontist who feels comforatable doing "surgical" cases and doesn't try to overcompensate. ...Read moreSee 7 more doctor answers
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