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How Can A Dentist Fix A Slight Overbite
See an orthodontist: An orthodontist is a dentist who specializes in tooth movement and the correction of occlusion (the bite). Many general dentists (regular dentists) do not correct misaligned teeth. Still there are many general dentists who perform this kind of treatment. Although I would recommend you see a dentist who specializes in orthodontics. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
How much of an overbite do you have to have to consider braces? Our dentist recommended that we should look into getting braces for our daughter due to her overbite. I'll admit that she does have a very slight overbite, but it doesn't bother her, and it's
Seek consultation: Why don't you seek information from the orthodontist your dentist recommended? That way you can make an informed decision based on a thorough understanding of your child's malrelationships. If it doesn't look right, it probably doesn't fit and function right, either. A small overbite my not be serious, but what else is going on... ...Read moreSee 7 more doctor answers
I have an overbite but I have seen you can get braces but my dentist hasn't mentioned anything about it what should I do?
Dentist told me I have an under or overbite (can't remember). I'm 20, can I correct this without surgery? Some kind of restraint maybe?
Depends: The ability to correct an under/overbite without surgery is very dependent on the position and size of your teeth, the relationship of the upper molars to the lower molars, and the amount and quality of your bone and gum tissue. Severe over/underbites most likely will need surgery or tooth extractions to complete the case well. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have a misaligned jaw (receding jaw, overbite) + crowded teeth. If my dentist ask for extracting 4 teeth, is he categorized as tradtional orthodon?
No: Requesting tooth extractions does not qualify a dentist as an orthodontic specialist. A 10, 000+ hour post-dental school residency in orthodontics is required. An orthodontist will only do orthodontics, not cleanings, fillings, caps, etc. As an adult, with jaws that are no longer growing, you need the services of an orthodontic specialist. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Yes it is:
The normal overlapping of the upper front teeth over the lower front teeth vertically called overbite, and horizontally called over jet varies from 1-3 mm for over jet and same for overbite not to exceeds the upper third of the lower front teeth.
Hope that help. ;). ...Read more
When I smile one of my eyes looks more closed than the other. Could it be due to having a slight overbite?
Mild toothache that is getting worse? I've set up a dentist appointment for next wednesday due to a mild toothache that I feel is getting worse. What can I do until then to ease the pain at home? .
Call dentist: First call your dentist, tell them the pain is increasing, and see if they can see you sooner. Then try 1 200 mg advil every 4 hrs. If you need more help, try 1 200 mg advil + 1 350 mg tylenol (acetaminophen) every 4 hours. Do not take more frequently than recommended. If that doesn't work, and your dentist can't see you, perhaps they can refer you to an endodontist. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
If you wish: Orthodontics is elective, and if the bite bothers you, by all means change it. By distributing the force of the bite amongst all the teeth less wear and tear affects those teeth that are in occlusion. Orthodontics can be wonderfully beneficial, but is not a necessity. ...Read moreSee 8 more doctor answers
I recently had all my back molars crowned. I have always had a slight overbite. Now, the outer lower bottom teeth are hitting the inner upper top teeth. Can the crowns be capped a 1/32 of an inch?
Restoring teeth: What you describe suggests a few issues. First, anytime there is a change in the mouth, let alone having all your back teeth crowned, the body notices these changes and for many it seems magnified from the actual differences. Secondly, no matter how dentists try to achieve a harmonious bite, we cannot always do that on the first attempt. Have you dentist evaluate your bite for minor adjustments. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
I have mvp and mild mr. I have a cavity so I have to go to the dentist soon. Should I be worried for endocarditis?
No, you do not need to be concerned. You do not need antibiotics.
Review of studies performed between 1950 and 2006, which included thousands of patients, has shown that there was no benefit of using preventive antibiotics, except in the highest risk patients. You are not in a high risk group if mitral valve prolapse and mitral regurgitation are your only conditions. ...Read more
My dentist prescribed me amoxicillin for mild oral thrush. Everything I've read says this is wrong. Is it ok to start?
Will/should removing calculus hurt at all? I have a slight phobia of the dentist and this fear has kept me from getting scraped in the past yr
My dentist told me I have two mild loss in the back but no danger in losing them. He suggested a deep cleaning should to the job. Is this true.
Unsure: Unsure what you're asking. If you mean that your gums are inflamed and therefore you have pockets that are 2 millimeters too deep, a deep cleaning coupled with appropriate oral hygiene should resolve the issue. If not successful, evaluation by a Periodontist, a gum specialist, would be in order. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Which plan is better and why for 8yr old Class II overbite w/ mild crossbite? Expander, 12mo of headgear, partial braces or braces 3-6mo & KOI
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