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How do you get an overbite fixed?

How do you get an overbite fixed?

Braces: Traditional orthodontics, invisalign or possibly veneers (instant orthodontics). It all depends on your specific condition. ...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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Is there a way to get my overbite fixed?

Is there a way to get my overbite fixed?

Yes: Certainly-with braces. Make sure the dentist or orthodontist you favor knows how to open a patient's bite. ...Read more

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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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Why does it seem my overbite is getting worse? I grind at night

Growth: Jaw develops for years sometimes after you have finished growing. Grinding can affect your TMJ joint making this worse. ...Read more

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Can I get braces for my overbite?

Can I get braces for my overbite?

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 more

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What is the best way to get treatment for an overbite?

What is the best way to get treatment for an overbite?

Overbite: Usually an overbite can be caused by a variety of reasons, either by teeth or a combination of teeth and mismatched jaws and/or a combination of the above as well as any tongue/finger habits. Best to have your bite evaluated by an orthodontist. ...Read more

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Could I get rapid smiles instead of braces if I have an overbite?

Could I get rapid smiles instead of braces if I have an overbite?

Caution: Rapid smiles is not a replacement for braces. It is a mildly invasive procedure in the bone with an intent to stimulate tooth movement. It has nothing to do with your overbite. See a licensed orthodontic specialist for an opinion first, not a dentist dabbling. ...Read more

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I just wanted to know can overbite get you braces?

I just wanted to know can overbite get you braces?

"Get? ": An overbite, horizontal or vertical, will not "get" you braces, will not mandate that you be treated. Any dental positional irregularity that you, as a layman, can see is usually just the tip of the iceberg. Have an examination performed by a qualified Orthodontic Specialist to see if you have a malocclusion, and if so what can be done to correct it. ...Read more

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I'm 18 with medical insurance and an overbite can I still get braces for free?

I'm 18 with medical insurance and an overbite can I still get braces for free?

Not likely: Nothing is free, but especially not braces. Call your insurance carrier and see how much they will pay and how much you will pay then make a deal with your orthodontist. ...Read more

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I have a bad overbite will I need to get braces in order to correct the overbite?

I have a bad overbite will I need to get braces in order to correct the overbite?

Overbite: Overbites don't go away on their own and the only way to correct them is to have Orthodontic treatment. Consult a local Orthodontist to find out what specific treatment will be necessary along with options, time frame and fees. ...Read more

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What happens if I have a 6mm overbite what type of braces am I likely to get to fix this?

Diagnosis: Horizontal (overjet) & vertical overbites are only part of an Orthodontic diagnosis. Is your malocclusion dental, skeletal, or both. Is there crowding, spacing, rotations, cross bites, etc. Please see a qualified Orthodontic Specialist for evaluation & discussion of the right treatment modalities to resolve your unique (no 2 people are exactly alike) malocclusion. ...Read more

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Could I get braces for a small gap and small overbite?

Could I get braces for a small gap and small overbite?

Absolutely: Ask your general dentist to refer you to a qualified orthodontic specialist who will know the quickest, easiest, best way to resolve your malocclusion. That's what orthodontists do all day long every day. Go for it! ...Read more

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Could I still get clear braces if I have extractions and an overbite?

Could I still get clear braces if I have extractions and an overbite?

Yes: But also understand the other docs who answered are discussing invisalign (potentially an option, but as noted by the other docs, with pros and cons) and you may also wish to consider clear brackets (yet another option with its own pros and cons, but generally as effective as metal braces). Talk to a couple of orthodontists to understand your options which will allow u to make the best decisions. ...Read more

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Can I get my overbite teeth fixed?

Most probably: But how it can be done is still the question. It depends on many different factors, including the position of the teeth, facial esthetics, and bone position. Your best bet is to consult with a local orthodontist who can examine you, and with the help of models and radiographs advise you of your treatment options. ...Read more

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How can I get my buckteeth overbite fixed without braces?

How can I get my buckteeth overbite fixed without braces?

Not easily: Orthodontic Care will put your teeth into place. If your overbite is mild, it may be possible to reshape your teeth, but not if you have a severe skeletal component...can't "straighten" teeth on jaws that don't match. Also know that braces require postRx retention. Restorations require periodic repair/replacement. See both Orthodontic Specialist & Cosmetic Dentist for consultations. ...Read more

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Is there a way to get rid of overbite without fixed braces?

Is there a way to get rid of overbite without fixed braces?

Yes probably: Both invisalgn and veneer are possible in the right situation. Each person is unique and you will need to talk to someone who does both of these procedures. ...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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I have an overbite how can I get my teeth to pull back and be lined up?

I have an overbite how can I get my teeth to pull back and be lined up?

See a Pro: The problem you describe requires you to consult with an Orthodontist for best result. That's what Orthodontists do all day long every day. Shortcuts = Heartache. See a professional. Problems like yours are what Orthodontists spend years extra, beyond Dental School, learning to treat. ...Read more

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Wanted to know if I can get invisalign instead of braces if I have a overbite?

Yes: We treat many overbites with invisalign. It does depend on the severity however. Discuss with your orthodontist. ...Read more

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For my overbite to be corrected, would I have to get braces or just wear a retainer, what to do?

For my overbite to be corrected, would I have to get braces or just wear a retainer, what to do?

See an Orthodontist: Many orthodontists offer an initial consultation for free. A free consultation allows you to find out what type of treatment is recommended and if you are a good candidate for braces or retainer. ...Read more

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I have an overbite but I have seen you can get braces but my dentist hasn't mentioned anything about it what should I do?

I have an overbite but I have seen you can get braces but my dentist hasn't mentioned anything about it what should I do?

Get a second opinion: See another dentist or an orthodontist for a second opinion to see if you really need braces or not. ...Read more

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When I get braces for my overbite will it straighten my teeth aswell?

When I get braces for my overbite will it straighten my teeth aswell?

It should: Getting orthodontic treatment usually addresses many situations. I can't imagins an orthodontist not doing the whole job. ...Read more

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I have very crowded teeth and a large overbite. How do you get braces?

I have very crowded teeth and a large overbite. How do you get braces?

Orthodontist: Make an appointment with a local orthodontist for a consultation. ...Read more

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Can I be getting frequent headaches because of an overbite? Imitrex (sumatriptan) makes it worse and so does coffee. Blood work is normal.

Can I be getting frequent headaches because of an overbite? Imitrex (sumatriptan) makes it worse and so does coffee. Blood work is normal.

Possible: See a prosthodontist for an evaluation of your bite. You may be straining and spasming your head and neck muscles. ...Read more

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Can you have porcelain veneers on your lower teeth if you have an overbite? I'd really like to get porcelain veneers for both my upper and lower teeth, but I have a bit of any overbite. Will that cause any problems for veneers for on my front lower teeth?

Can you have porcelain veneers on your lower teeth if you have an overbite? I'd really like to get porcelain veneers for both my upper and lower teeth, but I have a bit of any overbite. Will that cause any problems for veneers for on my front lower teeth?

Evaluate first: The functional relationship of your teeth may affect restorative decisions. Any restorations will require periodic maintenance. Straightening your teeth may eliminate need for reshaping/restoring teeth, or make Rx more effective and long lasting. Talk to an Orthodontic Specialist as well as your restorative Dentist to learn all you can before choosing the best path. ...Read more

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What to do if I have a really bad overbite, my braces haven't helped, and I get my braces off in a month my teeth are straight but still no overbite fix?

Lower Jaw Surgery: If the overbite is significant (over 5mm) and your lower jaw is underdeveloped, corrective surgery may be your only and best way to correct it. See your orthodontist for consultation to help you make an informed decision. ...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

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