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Can An Overbite Hurt Your Smile
I have a bad overbite. It covers the whole row of my front teeth. Then my front teeth reach my upper gum and it hurts. My teeth are really straight th?
Overbite: Deep vertical overbite and a larger than normal horizontal overbite (overjet). As a result you have what we call palatal impingement. Your malocclusion (bad bite) is readily resolvable with Orthodontic Treatment. Just because teeth are well aligned within each arch does not mean that they meet and function properly. Please see qualified specialist Orthodontist for (usually free) initial exam. ...Read more
I have a very painful bump behind my two front teeth due to my braces closing the gap there. It hurts to eat, drink, and chew. I have a deep overbite and every time I bite down, my teeth hit it. I woke up and accidentally bit the bump. It hurt so much I s
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I'm bipolar & PTSD. Why is it so easy to go from smiling to wanting to hurt someone? Any little thing sets me off.
See your doctor: What you are describing are mood swings. It is possible to have what is called rapid cycling Bipolar illness. You will need to see your doctor to determine if you have this or if something else is going on. Also, you may want to see a therapist in addition to taking medicine to help you stabilize your symptoms and to improve your quality of life and relationships. ...Read more
Will smiling very wide, damage the nose or the nose cartilage? Could it hurt the nose or the nose cartilage?
During a root canal tip of the file broke off, now my face hurts when smiling and it feels like there is swelling of my face, don't know what to do!
Will smiling as wide as you could, damage the nose or the nose cartilage? Will it hurt it? What happen if it is a fake smile, the widest you could do?
Smiling: No, none of that will cause any "damage". Feel free to smile as much as you want. The happiness will spread! ...Read more
Yes: Yup. It will get better over several days. ...Read more
Ovewrbite: Two types. Horizontal overbite (overjet) is when top front teeth are more than 2mm in front of bottom front teeth. Vertical overbite is when top front teeth cover more than 27% of crown of bottom front teeth. Overbites may be from skeletal imbalance, dental malrelationship, or both. Please see a specialist Orthodontist for Initial Exam (usually free) to discuss your malocclusion and how to fix ...Read more
Overbite: Vertical overbite, horizontal overbite (overjet), or both? Is it dental, skeletal, or both? Is that the extent of your malocclusion or just the tip of the iceberg? Best way to fix an overbite is to see an Orthodontic Specialist (Initial Examination usually free) to determine the extent of your problem and the treatments available to correct it. ...Read more
What type?: Horizontal overbite (buck teeth) or vertical overbite (deep bite) are treated differently. There are many orthodontic solutions depending on your problem. Please see qualified orthodontic specialist (ask general dentist for referral) who does nothing but orthodontic treatment all day long for an initial examination (usually free) do discuss your malocclusion and possible treatment choices. ...Read more
Rx: Put teeth, jaws, or both where they belong. Usually requires orthodontic treatment. Sometimes (for non-growing patients) orthodontic treatment and jaw surgery. There are an infinite number of solutions, based on your personal malocclusion. You can't buy an "overbite fix" package off the supermarket shelf. Go see a real orthodontist to discuss individualized needs and solutions. ...Read more
Best answer: Best answer, ask your dentist or see an orthodontist. Biting edge of upper from teeth should be about 2mm horizontally in front of lower front teeth, and should vertically cover biting edge of lower front teeth by about 2mm. If you have an anterior open bite (front teeth don't overlap) or an excessive horizontal or vertical overbite, other teeth and jaws may be malaligned--see an orthodontist. ...Read more
Surg vrs non-surg: Surgical solution: cut down teeth and cap them. Gums may also have to be reshaped. Non-surgical solution: open the bite with orthodontic appliances. May need a combination of both. Talk to both your family dentist and a qualified orthodontic specialist for advice as to what would work best for your individual case. ...Read more
Orthodontics: You should have a orthodontist evaluate your overbite and see how extensive it is. Generally about 1 1/2- 2 years. Sometimes surgery may be involved if the case is extreme. The orthodontist can give you more information after he examines you and takes radiographs to evaluate the bone and teeth. ...Read more
Overbite stages: There really is no 'set' stage or one way for an overbite to develop, as it can either develop by a finger/thumb or tongue habit, and/or mismatched upper and lower jaws which can cause the top teeth to stick out. Best to have your bite evaluated by an orthodontist to determine the best course of action. ...Read more
Gradually: Unrestricted tooth movement may take many years, gradually at first but with increasing rapidity over time. Untreated malocclusions can result in excessive wear to teeth, joint damage, damage to the bone/gum complex that supports teeth, and other problems. See a qualified orthodontic specialist (ask your general dentist for referral) for exam (usually free) and rx options. ...Read more
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
Depends: Depends on jaw relationships, growth, other untreated problems, retainer wear after treatment, and so many other factors. Your body changes constantly, an adults bones all turn over completely every7-8 years. Gargling with crazy glue doesn't work, so follow your orthodontist's advice to minimize change. ...Read more
Overbite is....: A malocclusion of the teeth in which the front upper incisor and canine teeth project over the lower. Also called vertical overlap. ...Read more
Can be effective: You should seek an orthodontic referral. There have been may advances in teeth straightening. Some may use rubber bands. Others may use expanding device prior. Your orthodontist will direct you in the best treatment for you. ...Read more