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Can Braces Correct An Overbite
Varies: Time to correct an overbite varies according to the severity of the problem, patient cooperation, and growth. It also depends on what else is being corrected simultaneously with the overbite correction. Ask an orthodontist to examine you and give you a time estimate. ...Read moreSee 2 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.
Varies: Orthodontic treatment does't have a set time frame... it really all depends on the amount of movement and how your teeth respond to the treatment. Please see an orthodontist in your town who can give you a better estimate on the type and length of your care. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See an orthodontist: Get your educated opinion relying on the orthodontist’s expertise, which comes from their extensive education. After graduating from dental school, orthodontists get 2-3 more years of education just in orthodontics at an accredited orthodontic residency program. Consult an orthodontist for diagnosis, prognosis and time frame. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Usually yes: Your teeth have adapted to your jaw malrelationships. Repositioning the jaws does not keen that the teeth will automatically fit properly. See an Oral Surgeon and an Orthodontist for help evaluating your malocclusion. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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?
Invisalign: Invisalign is one of many methods (along with conventional braces) to correct the position of teeth. Consult with an Orthodontist to find out what can and cannot be done and what is the best method for you at this time. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Braces: Retainers retain, they hold things where they are. To move teeth you need orthodontic treatment, and braces are far and away the best treatment appliances. Braces now, retainers after braces come off. See a qualified orthodontic specialist. ...Read more
How can I have a severe overbite corrected? My top teeth completely cover my bottom teeth, and I have a severe overbite of 9 mm. I've been told that braces alone might not be able to fix this. What else is there that i could do?
Many : Many times a patient's poor bite is due to misalignment or mismatched sizes of the jaws. An orthodontist can only move teeth where bone exists. If an attempt is made to violate this rule it creates a situation where the teeth may relapse to their previous position. For that reason many patients require jaw repositioning surgery (orthognathic surgery) to reposition the jaws more favorably so that the orthodontist can create a beautiful functional bite. As part of the work-up of your case the orthodontist will evaluate the size and position of your jaws to determine if surgery is potentially required. If this is the case the orthodontist will begin to move the teeth to an ideal position where he anticipates the bone will be after the surgery. This initially could make your bite worse until the surgery is completed. After the surgery is finished and you have healed, there will be a period of finishing orthodontics to establish the final result. ...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
Yes: Underbite may be harder to treat, but is very treatable. Type of rx depends on severity of the dental & skeletal malrelationships, but there are manny options. Please go see a qualified orthodontic specialist for answers specific to your problem. Also know that this type of problem is often genetic in origin, so take your children for their first orthodontic check-up at age 7. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Deep bite/buck teeth: "overbite" can be horizontal, vertical, or a combination of the two. It can be dental, skeletal, or a combination of the two. If front teeth don't match chafes are back teeth out of whack also. To know what's wrong and how to fix it you need to schedule an examination (usually free or low cost) w a qualified orthodontic specialist. ...Read more
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