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Deep Bite Braces
I have a very painful bump behind my two front teeth due to my braces closing the gap there. It hurts to eat, drink, and chew. I have a deep overbite and every time I bite down, my teeth hit it. I woke up and accidentally bit the bump. It hurt so much I s
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I went to the dentist for a night guard and been told i better get braces bcz my bite is deep. I don't see anything wrong with it. How is that ?
Good advice: Normal overlap between your front upper and lower teeth is generally 2-3 millimeters (or less). Your frequent headaches at age 20 may be due to a misaligned or bad bite, this greatly concerns me. The mouth guard will only help with the symptom but not fix the real problem. See an orthodontist or prosthodontist for a second opinion, but i think your dentist gave you good advice. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
If you have a 100% deep bite and your front teeth have a gap and you have crocked bottom teeth would you qualify for braces?
Overbite: You will need to see your dentist to find out. ...Read more
Gettin my braces off n about a week & im so nervous b/c I've been wearin bands 24/7 & my bite still isnt the way its supposed to b what's gonna happen??
Congratulations!: Wow...getting your braces off. During orthodontic treatment, your orthodontist did everything possible to give you a beautiful smile, functional bite and long-term results. Now it is your responsibility to wear your retainers as indicated by your orthodontist to ensure that your teeth remain straight and to keep your beautiful new smile for a lifetime! ...Read more
Most work: Most braces will work, but sometimes the wires must be segmented where parts of the teeth are moved independely of the other regions. Check with you doctor to see what is being used and discuss this with your doctor. Also check for the tongue posture and be sure the tongue is not part of the reason for the open bite. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: "crossbite" means top teeth inside bottom teeth. Skeletal xbites require palatal expansion and should be done as soon as the 6 year molars erupt. Dental xbites are best corrected with braces. Xbite correction in non-growing adults may require surgical assistance. See an orthodontic specialist. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers