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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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I have a slight overbite and want regular dentist to fix an 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 more

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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 more

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How would a dentist most likely go about fixing a 5mm overbite?!

Orthodontics: Discuss this with your dentist to see which approach is best for you. Usually this is corrected by an orthodontist. ...Read more

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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 more

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I have a misaligned jaw (receding jaw, overbite) + crowded teeth.. If my dentist ask for extracting 4 teeth, is he categorized as tradtional orthodon?

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 more

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How long should you wear braces in order to fix a slight overbite?

It depends: I would consult with a dentist or orthodontist who could give you an estimate based on your condition. ...Read more

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Slight overbite, do I need extractions?

It depends: Some mild overbites can be reduced by proclining the lower dental arch, and /or retraction of upper anterior teeth if space permits. Your orthodontist is in the best position to answer your question based upon your records. ...Read more

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Help plz! Can slight overbite only on one side cause facial asymmetry?

Help plz! Can slight overbite only on one side cause facial asymmetry?

Possibly: But facial asymmetry is often a multi-system (bone/teeth/muscles/facial drape) problem. Suggest team composed of General Dentist/Oral Surgeon/Orthodontist and possibly Plastic Surgeon to evaluate and treat your concerns. ...Read more

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