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How good are elastics in fixing overbites/overjets?

How good are elastics in fixing overbites/overjets?

Can be effective: You should seek an orthodontic referral. There have been may advances in teeth straightening. Some may use rubber bands. Others may use expanding device prior. Your orthodontist will direct you in the best treatment for you. ...Read more

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Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
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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


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My orthodontist is not fixing overbite? Im am adult. Why?

My orthodontist is not fixing overbite? Im am adult. Why?

May be best for you: Your orthodontist may have determined that either correction of your overbite would require jaw surgery ( and the risk/benefit ratio is not favorable), or that extraction of teeth to address the overbite problem might be detrimental to your facial profile and/or jaw joint and dental health. Your orthodontist is in the best position to answer your question based upon your records. Ask him/her. ...Read more

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Could braces fix-overbite, crossbite, and crowding?

Could braces fix-overbite, crossbite, and crowding?

See orthodontist: They can evaluate you and recommend the best course of therapy for your situation. ...Read more

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I have a low allergy to latex, can I still wear the orthodontic bands used to fix overbite?

I have a low allergy to latex, can I still wear the orthodontic bands used to fix overbite?

How do you know?: Is your "low allergy" diagnosed solely from you anecdotal history, or have you been tested by a qualified allergist? True latex allergy is not very common. You may have adverse reaction to powder in the gloves rather than the latex. Your orthodontic specialist can provide you with non-latex elastics. Would be best to have allergist evaluate you. ...Read more

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How long will it take to fix overbite by using braces? mine is half a centimeter more than my lower front teeth

How long will it take to fix overbite by using braces? mine is half a centimeter more than my lower front teeth

See an orthodontist: After a complete evaluation by an orthodontist and a careful evaluation of your records (x-rays, photos, tooth models) is really the only way to an accurate prediction. It also depends on your age, your goals and individual needs. ...Read more

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How can you fix an overbite?

Ortho Consultation: There are many options for correcting an overbite in an adult. They all require orthodontic treatment along with other modalities (e.g. elastics, springs, etc). I would suggest that you have an orthodontic consult. ...Read more

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What can I do to fix an overbite?

What can I do to fix an 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. It's best to have an exam with an orthodontist to determine the problem and solutions. ...Read more

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Could fixing my overbite make my face look longer?

Could fixing my overbite make my face look longer?

Yes, it could: However, the entire face and teeth can benefit by correcting the overbite and it can be done by orthodontic treatment in many cases. ...Read more

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Can III box elastics fix an overbite?

Nope: Box elastics are usually used to close an open bite. Sounds like you need to see a qualified orthodontic specialist for a full evaluation and discussion of effective treatment options. ...Read more

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Could i fix my overbite without surgery?

Possibly...: Only a local orthodontist who can actually examine you can give you the answers you seek. Make the call... ...Read more

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