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How Long Do Braces Take 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. They are very different situations unfortunately with the same name. Have an exam with an orthodontist to determine the problem & time involved. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Depends on severity: Depends on severity and age and methods. Children can undergo progressive 2 phase treatment for several years and acheive a normal face. Adults may need orthognathic jaw surgery along with orthodontic treatment for 1-3 years. Less severe cases can be treated by cutting the bone surrounding the teeth, grafting it back and orthodotics..Maybe a year. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: This is difficult to answer without a complete set of dental and radiographic records. I am a pediatric dentrist and have an active orthodontic practice. The average case takes about 24 months;however, moving teeth in adults may take longer because the bone is denser. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Overjet: In a 47 year old non-growing adult a 1cm overjet usually signifies extensive skeletal as well as Dental malrelationships. The extent of your malocclusion indicates that you require the services of a fully qualified Orthodontic Specialist and perhaps also an Oral Surgeon. See a Orthodontist for Initial Examination (usually free) and discussion of treatment options and timing. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Snowflakes: Malocclusions are like snowflakes, no 2 are exactly alike. Is open bite dental, skeletal, both? Do you have palatal constriction? Is there crowding/spacing/rotations? See a qualified Orthodontic Specialist for initial examination (usually free or modest cost) for the best answer to your question as it pertains to your unique problem set. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
And what else: When there is one anomaly, there are often multiple anomalies. Is your crossbite anterior or posterior. Is it dental, skeletal, or both. Is it single tooth or multiple teeth. Please see an Orthodontic Specialist for an initial examination (usually free or low cost) and a discussion as to the timing and intensity of the treatment to resolve your malocclusion. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Depends : It all depends upon the nature of the underbite and the severity. As adults, true, severe skeletal discrepancies are usually dealt with by either extractions of teeth to hide or camouflage and/or orthognathic surgery. The only way to determine the severity of your situation is with an appointment with your orthodontic specialist. ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
Nothing's as good: Best way to fix overbite, crooked teeth, over jet, jaw malrelationships, open bite, rotations, cross bites, etc, is conventional orthodontic treatment. Clear aligners are less than half as effective. Another solution is to cut teeth down and cap them (average life of a cap. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Orthodontics: You should have a orthodontist evaluate your overbite and see how extensive it is. Generally about 1 1/2- 2 years. Sometimes surgery may be involved if the case is extreme. The orthodontist can give you more information after he examines you and takes radiographs to evaluate the bone and teeth. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Definition: If your upper front teeth are in front of your lower front teeth when you bite down fully, you have an overjet (aka over bite). It doesn't have to be excessive. An underbite is usually defined as if the upper front teeth lay behind the lower front teeth biting normally. ...Read moreSee 7 more doctor answers
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