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Can braces correct malocclusion in adults?

Can braces correct malocclusion in adults?

Yes - depends: Most adults present for braces to improve their smiles. A great new smile provides so many benefits. They may also enter orthodontic treatment to improve the health of their bite or to prepare teeth for needed dental work. In other words, braces absolutely correct malocclusions of adults. ...Read more

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Dr. Ira Katz
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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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Can i get braces if I have malocclusion?

Yes: That is the goal of orthodontic treatment, to correct any malooclusion. Sometimes the malocclusion is so severe that in an individual who has stopped growing, surgery may be needed to fully correct the problem. ...Read more

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Can braces not fix some kinds of malocclusion?

Braces: The one situation is when someone is going to lose their teeth due to periodontal disease. However, most situations can be fixed but may require several different dental experts to coordinate a comprehensive treatment. ...Read more

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What increases my risk for malocclusion after braces?

What increases my risk for malocclusion after braces?

Retainers: If you don't wear your retainers, your teeth will begin moving. I recommend to my patients that they wear their retainers 24/7 for the first 4-6 months after removing the braces, then at night indefinitely. Once you stop wearing your retainers, your teeth can and most likely, will begin moving. ...Read more

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I have a class 1 malocclusion. How long will it take braces to fix this?

I have a class 1 malocclusion. How long will it take braces to fix this?

Depends: there are too many variables that can impact your treatment length for ANYONE on this site to give you an accurate assessment of your treatment time. Discuss with an orthodontist during a free consult ...Read more

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Is it true that when you have braces, there is a possiblity that you'll have malocclusion?

Is it true that when you have braces, there is a possiblity that you'll have malocclusion?

Malocclusion is why: Malocclusion is latin for "bad bite". If the teeth do not fit together ideally and they are not lined up correctly, then that is call a malocclusion. Malocclusion is what orthodontists treat. After braces the malocclusion no longer exists and a good occlusion (or bite) is what one has. ...Read more

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Are there any less visible alternatives to braces? Braces are so obvious. Is there a less visible alternative for treating malocclusion?

Yes, clear aligners: You might consider clear braces or lingual (invisible) braces. You may also wish to explore clear aligner treatments such as invisalign. Best to seek an opinion with a licensed orthodontic specialist to see what options are possible and best for you. ...Read more

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Are there any less visible alternatives to braces? Braces are so obvious. Is there a less visible alternative for treating malocclusion? .

Are there any less visible alternatives to braces? Braces are so obvious. Is there a less visible alternative for treating malocclusion?


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Yes, but...: Malocclusions are obvious too, for life. There are less visible ways of correction, but unless in the hands of a truly gifted doctor and the case is not too difficult, conventional braces (clear or metal) are the most efficient way of correctly treating the problem. 1+ years in braces can give a lifetime of an equally obvious terrific smile. Life is full of compromises. ...Read more

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