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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 more
Bands / overbite: The elastics are not likely the most important part in the resolution of your overlapping overbite. Opening a complete overbite is quite variable in difficulty, requirements for things added to braces, and time. Ask you orthodontic specialist for a time estimate and what will be required to fix the issue. ...Read more
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 more
How long will it take to fix overbite by using braces? Mine is half a centimeter more than my lower front teeth
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 more
It depends: I would consult with a dentist or orthodontist who could give you an estimate based on your condition. ...Read more
Not enough info: What's your jaw relationship, molar and canine relationships, are any teeth missing, crowded, spaced, tipped or twisted? Need more information...See an orthodontist for a thorough examination. Orthodontist. Average time in treatment for adults is 18-24 months. ...Read more
I have overbite problem. Now my age is 23. how long I need to wear braces to correct them? Please suggest me.
Average: Average time in corrective orthodontic treatment for non-growing adults is 21-27 months, followed by a retention period. Please ask your Dentist to recommend a fully qualified Orthodontic Specialist who will do an initial examination (usually free) and then outline recommended treatment and cost. It's your face, seek quality care. ...Read more
How long would braces treatment last (using the damon system) for a 16 year old with a canted smile but minimal crowding and barely an overbite?
Your Orthodontist: Would be able to best answer this question. It really depends on the severity of your bite and alignment problem. ...Read more
I have a 10mm overbite. Should I look into jaw surgery? I've had braces for 5 years and they've taken teeth out because over overcrowding. My orthodonist tells me I need to look into jaw surgery because I've taked to him about severe headaches and jaw pa
The: The basic tenant of orthodontics is that you can only move teeth where there is bone, and that if you move teeth to far, the action of the lips, cheeks and tongue will act to cause the teeth to shift after orthodontics is completed. Without out complete clinical and radiographic records I cannot comment on your specific case, but if you truly have a 10mm of overbite (classically called a deep bite) it may indicate that you may benefit from an evaluation by a board certified oral and maxillofacial surgeon to see if you are a candidate for corrective jaw surgery. ...Read more
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
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
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. Get an opinion from an orthodontic specialist regarding the best option (it depends highly on the severity of your own problem). ...Read more
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
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
Not by itself: Normal vertical overbite is approximately 25%. The deeper overbite becomes, the greater the risk of lower incisor crowding and/or interference in normal function. Overbite is just one of the many things that a qualified orthodontic specialist will evaluate. For a full answer to your question, see an orthodontist. ...Read more
Not always: The decision to undergo orthodontic treatment for a malocclusion or bite problem is based on a number of factors. The inability to chew food, pain, problems and/or decay due to crowding or malpositioned teeth, and concern over esthetics are some reasons. Many patients with an overbite or other malocclusions feel they have no symptoms and choose not to seek treatment. ...Read more
Not for 35 year old: Don't believe skeletal correction can be achieved in non-growing adults by any means other than surgery. Stop the twin block, jaw goes back. There are NO good scientific studies showing effectiveness of functional appliances for non-growers. Just the opposite, there's a lot of data proving they don't work. Don't believe the snake oil salesman...see a fully qualified Orthodontic Specialist. ...Read more
Perhaps: If you have an excessive overbite in all probability other teeth and/or jaws are mal-related. Don't go looking for "quickie fix". Look for "best (esthetic & functional) most stable fix." even if your general dentist does braces or invisalign, they do not have the same training and experience as an orthodontic specialist. Get the correct answer from a pro, see an orthodontist. ...Read more
"Get? ": An overbite, horizontal or vertical, will not "get" you braces, will not mandate that you be treated. Any dental positional irregularity that you, as a layman, can see is usually just the tip of the iceberg. Have an examination performed by a qualified Orthodontic Specialist to see if you have a malocclusion, and if so what can be done to correct it. ...Read more
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 more
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