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Can An Overbite Hurt Your Smile
Can braces to fix a posterior crossbite potentially make your jaw alignment look worse/more asymmetrical face?
Very Possible: It depends upon the degree of misalignment and where it occurs among many other factors. Slight variations in the back or posterior region of your mouth are unlikely to change your smile. The more severe the misalignment, especially in the anterior region and especially one that affects your midline or facial symmetry, the more likely to affect your smile. Have an orthodontic consultation. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
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
No: An overbite is a vertical overlap of the top front teeth over the bottom. So it would make your face look shorter, more squat. An overjet is a horizontal protrusion of the upper front teeth that often accompanies a lateral collapse of the face--giving a person with a severe overjet a narrow "bird-like" appearance. Very common in persons with nasal difficulties, mouth-breathers while growing up. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not by itself: If teeth are crooked you need braces. If jaws are crooked (misshapen, maligned, of different sizes), you may also need surgery. Seek consultation with a qualified orthodontic specialist who will also refer you to an oral surgeon for consultation if warranted. Learn all you can before making a decision. And don't drink the kool aid...If it sounds too good to be true it probably is. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Yes.: That's their usual purpose.Get a more detailed answer ›
Can a dentist fix crowed or crooked teeth without the need to see an orthadontist? My wisdom teeth pulled up 6 months ago and I have now 2 crooked bottom teeth due to crowding. Can my dentist fix this problem in any way because i will not be able to see a
Not proximate cause: Overbite is a description of malposition of the anterior teeth. Malposed teeth can be harder to care for and therefore more susceptible to gum disease and therefore early loss. Horizontal overbite put teeth at risk for traumatic insult. And if you have an overbite, what else is out of whack? Call an orthodontist for an examination and treatment options. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Wrong treatment type: Invisalign is NOT the treatment of choice to correct a crossbite. I presume since you mention having a prominent chin that you have an anterior crossbite. In adults it usually requires a combination of braces and oral surgery to correct this condition as it is too late to redirect growth as the jaw bones are done growing. An orthodontist can help guide you to proper treatment options. ...Read moreSee 9 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
Could braces help straighten out a crossbite in adults or would I need jaw surgery to fix this as well?
Will an orthodontist or oral surgeon be able to correct my malocclusion 2 even though I have 8 veneers on uppers?
Lingual braces: Lingual braces may take a longer time to complete the treatment, limited access to care (they require specialized training to install and maintain), more expensive and unpredictable. Talk to your orthodontist about Invisalign. It can be a good alternative to traditional braces or lingual braces with some limitations. Take care. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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