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Can You Fix An Overbite Without Braces
Nothing's as good: Best way to fix overbite, crooked teeth, over jet, jaw malrelationships, open bite, rotations, cross bites, etc, is conventional orthodontic treatment. Clear aligners are less than half as effective. Another solution is to cut teeth down and cap them (average life of a cap. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Orthodontist: There may be other options for you such as lingual braces (tongue side of teeth), clear braces, or clear aligner treatments (e.g., invisalign). It is best to make an appointment with a licensed orthodontic specialist for an individual evaluation regarding your needs. ...Read moreSee 6 more doctor answers
Depends: This is difficult to answer without a complete set of dental and radiographic records. I am a pediatric dentrist and have an active orthodontic practice. The average case takes about 24 months;however, moving teeth in adults may take longer because the bone is denser. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes: Orthognathic surgery is jaw surgery performed usually in conjunction with orthodontic treatment to correct a mismatch in the jaws related to a skeletal problem. A detailed examination and workup by an orthodontist, working together with a surgeon will result in a comprehensive treatment plan to properly correct your bite problem. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes, but...: The term "overbite" means different things to different people. If it's a true overbite, where the upper teeth excessively overlap the lower teeth, then you do not want to treat it with just a retainer. You should not cut corners....It may cause problems later on. See a fully trained orthodontist. You probably need full orthodontic treatment with braces on all your teeth. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
I have an overbite, and want to fix it w/o braces or invisalign. Is there a way to do that without those?
Not well: the alternatives may be far more expensive and painful. Not sure of your aversion to braces, but in all likelihood, while other solutions can exist (surgery as an example) they cost a lot more and hurt a lot more. Reconsider your aversion to orthodontics ...Read moreSee 7 more doctor answers
Orthodontics: You will need to be evaluated by an orthodontist. There are different degrees of overbite and overjet and if they are severe they can be corrected with orthodonticts. Early diagnosis is helpful as it is easier to correct these problems while patients are still growing. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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. They are very different situations unfortunately with the same name. Have an exam with an orthodontist to determine the problem & time involved. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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