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Will braces fix an overbite?

Will braces fix an overbite?

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 more

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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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Can braces fix my overbite problem?

Can braces fix my overbite problem?

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 more

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Can damon braces fix little underbite?

Can damon braces fix little underbite?

No magic: There's no magic to any particular appliance system, including the Damon Appliance. The magic is the training, experience, and skill of the practitioner. See a fully qualified Orthodontic Specialist for examination. ...Read more

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How do braces fix the overbite?

How do braces fix the overbite?

Braces Align Teeth: If your overbite is off because your teeth are in the wrong positions, then braces can move your teeth into the proper positions, resulting in a pleasing smile & proper bite. If, however, your overbite is off because your upper and lower jaws aren't aligned correctly, then braces will have limited success. Bone problems cannot be corrected predictably with braces in adults. In kids often they can. ...Read more

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Can braces fix crooked teeth?

Can braces fix crooked teeth?

Yes: See the Orthodontist - the specialist in braces. After a complete examination you can review your options. Sometimes the jaws are not in alignment to permit the best corrective positioning of your teeth. In these situations the Oral Surgeon can help by repositioning them. Together the 2 specialists can get the best result. Most often, however, the braces are all you need to get a fantastic result ...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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Can getting braces fix my overbite?

Can getting braces fix my overbite?

It is possible: Whether the overbite is dental or skeletal can have a big impact on treatment. See an orthodontist for evaluation, diagnosis, prognosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Do braces pretty easily help fix underbites?

Do braces pretty easily help fix underbites?

YES: Common problem solved all of the time by orthodontists. Seek out a consult. ...Read more

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Can braces alone fix a bad underbite?

Can braces alone fix a bad underbite?

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 more

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Do braces fix an asymmetrical smile?

Asymetric Smile: Hi Member. Asymetric smiles can be corrected with braces. However, it is important to know why the smile is asymetric. Missing teeth? Skeletal asymetry? All these issues come into play when formulating a proper diagnosis and treatment plan. Obtaining proper beginning orthodontic records enable the treating orthodontic specialist the ability to perform the proper treatment plan to address the issue ...Read more

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Can tooth contouring or reshaping fix crooked teeth without getting braces?

Can tooth contouring or reshaping fix crooked teeth without getting braces?

Small change: You can't recon tour the teeth too much or you will cause damage. Contouring usually only takes place on the edges and not on the front of the teeth. So you can expect very small changes by contouring the teeth. Best to get an orthodontic evaluation to see your options for straightening your teeth. ...Read more

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How is overbite fixed with braces?

How is overbite fixed with braces?

Forsus springs: are the most common overbite correction technique that is used in orthodontic treatment with braces. Of course, hey are not appropriate for everyone but in many cases they are an effective way to make the upper and lower teeth articulate properly. Ask your orthodontist about Forsus springs. ...Read more

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Can veneers fix a single crooked tooth?

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Can veneers fix a single crooked tooth?

Of course: It would be possible to correct a single crooked tooth with veneer but it would take more than one to make it look perfect. ...Read more

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How do I fix teeth gaps without braces?

Invisalign: Invisalign is a form of orthodontics that does not use braces. Bonding and veneers are also other options that may be right for you cosmetically. Your dentist will know for sure which is best after examining your mouth. ...Read more

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Will invisilign correct an overbite?

Will invisilign correct an overbite?

It can: Depends on the overbite. You may also need button put on with the invisalign to allow for elastics to be worn to help get the movement needed. the best way to answer, however, is when an orthodontist can see your teeth live and in person-- without that none of us on the site and really give you a full answer. ...Read more

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How do I fix crooked teeth without gaps?

How do I fix crooked teeth without gaps?

Severity: If teeth are mildly crooked, restorative dentistry (reshaping, crowns, veneers, bonding, etc.) may be the answer. If teeth are mildly to severely crowded, straightening may be the best option. Talk to both your General Dentist and an Orthodontic Specialist, then you can decide what's best for you based on individualized professional advice. ...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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