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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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
An underbite can be a combination of underlying causes. The typical underbite is usually caused by the lower jaw growing at a faster forward rate than the upper jaw, or the upper jaw not growing as fast as the lower jaw, or a combination of the two. Also, there could be a 'dental' underbite caused by the bottom teeth being ahead of the top teeth ...Read more
See an orthodontist: Your orthodontist will take records on you to determine the cause of your crooked teeth and underbite. In some cases, these can be corrected by braces alone. However, it there is a skeletal problem causing the underbite, a combination orthodontic/surgical treatment will be necessary to correct your teeth. ...Read moreSee 6 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Severe underbite: Yes, braces are usually required for the tooth straightening portion of the treatment, while headgear, extractions, and/or surgery are used to address the underlying skeletal problem. Consultation with an oral surgeon as well as an orthodontist are both needed to plan this treatment. Careful consideration is needed to decide if braces alone are a good solution. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
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Depends: crossbites can be in front or in back. back crossbites are treated with expanders when severe, or wires and brackets and elastics when not. Although use of expander is technically allowed in young teens, not adults. in adults, prior to expansion in severe cases, jaw surgery might be required. Front crossbites can be fixed braces and elastics, extractions or surgery. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Possibly: You may have no alternative but a combination of orthodontic treatment and jaw surgery to find comfortable jaw joint relationship, align teeth to the jaws, then reposition the teeth/jaws surgically while maintaining the comfortable joint relationships. Make sure you're seeing an orthodontic specialist and an oral surgical specialist. ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
Ask your Surgeon: We have limited space to answer these types of questions and each case is different. With this extensive a procedure, this is something that you should have a sit down one on one discussion with not only the surgeon, but all other dentists involved (for example-orthodontist and general dentist). Good luck. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Iceberg: If you see 1 malposed tooth, there are probably other contributory malrelationships. There are other (less effective) alignment appliances, and there are surgical (restorative) solutions. Discuss alignment solutions w an orthodontic specialist, restorative solutions w your general dentist. Once you know the solutions that will work best for your unique problem you can make the best choice. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 4 more doctor answers
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