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How long will it take for braces with rubber bands to correct a 100% overbite?

How long will it take for braces with rubber bands to correct a 100% overbite?

Bands / overbite: The elastics are not likely the most important part in the resolution of your overlapping overbite. Opening a complete overbite is quite variable in difficulty, requirements for things added to braces, and time. Ask you orthodontic specialist for a time estimate and what will be required to fix the issue. ...Read more

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Braces (Definition)

They are used in orthodontics. The braces are put onto the teeth at precise anatomical locations, and wire runs through the braces and brings teeth into proper alignment. This is a very short answer for a very ...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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I have overbite problem. Now my age is 23. how long I need to wear braces to correct them? Please suggest me.

I have overbite problem. Now my age is 23. how long I need to wear braces to correct them? Please suggest me.

Average: Average time in corrective orthodontic treatment for non-growing adults is 21-27 months, followed by a retention period. Please ask your Dentist to recommend a fully qualified Orthodontic Specialist who will do an initial examination (usually free) and then outline recommended treatment and cost. It's your face, seek quality care. ...Read more

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How long does it take to correct open bite overbite by braces?

How long does it take to correct open bite overbite by braces?

Snowflakes: Malocclusions are like snowflakes, no 2 are exactly alike. Is open bite dental, skeletal, both? Do you have palatal constriction? Is there crowding/spacing/rotations? See a qualified Orthodontic Specialist for initial examination (usually free or modest cost) for the best answer to your question as it pertains to your unique problem set. ...Read more

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Do you have to wear braces to have surgery to correct an overbite?

Do you have to wear braces to have surgery to correct an overbite?

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 more

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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?

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 more

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Will braces fix an overbite?

Will braces fix an overbite?

Sort of: An Orthodontist is the best qualified Dental Specialist to "fix" an overbite. The orthodontic will have all of the available "medicines" in their armamentarium, including braces and many other treatment modalities. Please see an Orthodontic Specialist for an individualized evaluation of your unique malocclusion. Initial exams are usually complimentary. ...Read more

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How do braces fix the overbite?

How do braces fix the overbite?

Braces Align Teeth: If your overbite is off because your teeth are in the wrong positions, then braces can move your teeth into the proper positions, resulting in a pleasing smile & proper bite. If, however, your overbite is off because your upper and lower jaws aren't aligned correctly, then braces will have limited success. Bone problems cannot be corrected predictably with braces in adults. In kids often they can. ...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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How is overbite fixed with braces?

How is overbite fixed with braces?

Forsus springs: Are the most common overbite correction technique that is used in orthodontic treatment with braces. Of course, hey are not appropriate for everyone but in many cases they are an effective way to make the upper and lower teeth articulate properly. Ask your orthodontist about Forsus springs. ...Read more

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Can braces fix my overbite problem?

Can braces fix my overbite problem?

Yes, but...: A slight overbite is normal, and is the result that most orthodontist attempt to achieve. The upper teeth usually have the lower teeth residing "inside" them, and is considered best for function. Braces can correct an overbite if the bite (occlusion) is not allowing a patient to chew properly or if esthetically the smile is affected. ...Read more

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Does a 60% overbite require braces?

Not by itself: Normal vertical overbite is approximately 25%. The deeper overbite becomes, the greater the risk of lower incisor crowding and/or interference in normal function. Overbite is just one of the many things that a qualified orthodontic specialist will evaluate. For a full answer to your question, see an orthodontist. ...Read more

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Does an overbite always require braces?

Not always: The decision to undergo orthodontic treatment for a malocclusion or bite problem is based on a number of factors. The inability to chew food, pain, problems and/or decay due to crowding or malpositioned teeth, and concern over esthetics are some reasons. Many patients with an overbite or other malocclusions feel they have no symptoms and choose not to seek treatment. ...Read more

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If I have a overbite do I need braces?

See an orthodontist: When you have your over-bite evaluated by an orthodontist specialist you will then know what procedure or dental appliance will be required to correct your problem Take care. ...Read more

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Would I need braces to fix a bad overbite?

Would I need braces to fix a bad overbite?

Possible: Orthodontics can improve malocclusions. Depending upon your particular condition, and your feelings about treatment, orthodontics may or may not be necessary. Discuss this with a dental professional. ...Read more

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How can you fix an overbite without braces?

How can you fix an overbite without braces?

Depends: If the overbite is mild, yes you can. However, if it is very severe, often braces is the best non surgical method of treating an overbite. Surgery is another option to fix an overbite. ...Read more

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Tell me about overbite corrected with braces?

Dental Overbite: It is tooth-related overbite in nature and can be corrected by an orthodontic treatment only. If it's a skeletal overbite, jaw surgery and braces is generally the way to correct it. ...Read more

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Are there any blocks for overbite with braces?

Are there any blocks for overbite with braces?

Not for 35 year old: Don't believe skeletal correction can be achieved in non-growing adults by any means other than surgery. Stop the twin block, jaw goes back. There are NO good scientific studies showing effectiveness of functional appliances for non-growers. Just the opposite, there's a lot of data proving they don't work. Don't believe the snake oil salesman...see a fully qualified Orthodontic Specialist. ...Read more

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If you have an overbite do you need full braces?

If you have an overbite do you need full braces?

Perhaps: If you have an excessive overbite in all probability other teeth and/or jaws are mal-related. Don't go looking for "quickie fix". Look for "best (esthetic & functional) most stable fix." even if your general dentist does braces or invisalign, they do not have the same training and experience as an orthodontic specialist. Get the correct answer from a pro, see an orthodontist. ...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