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Dr. Arnold Malerman Dr. Malerman
Dentistry - Orthodontics
49 years in practice
Maurice H. Kornberg School of Dentistry (Temple University)
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If you have a 1cm over jet and 6-7mm overbite, how long would you have to wear braces?

If you have a 1cm over jet and 6-7mm overbite, how long would you have to wear braces?

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.

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Dr. Barnet Baron Dr. Baron
Dentistry
49 years in practice
University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey - New Jersey Medical School
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How long would one have to wear braces to fix an overbite?

How long would one have to wear braces to fix an overbite?

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.

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Dr. Trever Keele Dr. Keele
Dentistry
9 years in practice
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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.

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Dr. Arnold Malerman Dr. Malerman
Dentistry - Orthodontics
49 years in practice
Maurice H. Kornberg School of Dentistry (Temple University)
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I have overbite problem. Now my age is 23. how long I need to wear braces to correct them? Please suggest me.

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.

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Dr. Arnold Malerman Dr. Malerman
Dentistry - Orthodontics
49 years in practice
Maurice H. Kornberg School of Dentistry (Temple University)
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Do you have to wear braces to have surgery to correct an overbite?

Do you have to wear braces to have surgery to correct an overbite?

Usually yes: Your teeth have adapted to your jaw malrelationships. Repositioning the jaws does not keen that the teeth will automatically fit properly. See an Oral Surgeon and an Orthodontist for help evaluating your malocclusion.

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Dr. S. Jay Bowman Dr. Bowman
Dentistry - Orthodontics
32 years in practice
Saint Louis University School of Medicine
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How long will it take to fix an overbite with braces?

How long will it take to fix an overbite with braces?

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.

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Dr. S. Jay Bowman Dr. Bowman
Dentistry - Orthodontics
32 years in practice
Saint Louis University School of Medicine
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How long does it take to fix an overbite by using braces?

How long does it take to fix an overbite by using braces?

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. It's best to have an exam with an orthodontist to determine the problem.

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Dr. S. Jay Bowman Dr. Bowman
Dentistry - Orthodontics
32 years in practice
Saint Louis University School of Medicine
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How long will it take for braces with rubber bands to correct a 100% overbite?

How long will it take for braces with rubber bands to correct a 100% overbite?

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.

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Dr. Arnold Malerman Dr. Malerman
Dentistry - Orthodontics
49 years in practice
Maurice H. Kornberg School of Dentistry (Temple University)
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How long does it take to correct open bite overbite by braces?

How long does it take to correct open bite overbite by braces?

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.

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Dr. Paul Grin Dr. Grin
Pain Management
32 years in practice
UCLA School of Dentistry
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For my overbite to be corrected, would I have to get braces or just wear a retainer, what to do?

See an Orthodontist: Many orthodontists offer an initial consultation for free. A free consultation allows you to find out what type of treatment is recommended and if you are a good candidate for braces or retainer.

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Dr. Donna Galante Dr. Galante
Dentistry - Orthodontics
33 years in practice
University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine
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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?

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.

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Dr. Paul Grin Dr. Grin
Pain Management
32 years in practice
UCLA School of Dentistry
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How long will it take to fix overbite by using braces? Mine is half a centimeter more than my lower front teeth

How long will it take to fix overbite by using braces? Mine is half a centimeter more than my lower front teeth

See an orthodontist: After a complete evaluation by an orthodontist and a careful evaluation of your records (x-rays, photos, tooth models) is really the only way to an accurate prediction. It also depends on your age, your goals and individual needs.

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Dr. Gary Sandler Dr. Sandler
Dentistry
50 years in practice
New York University College of Dentistry
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When I was younger, I had to wear head gear and braces to correct my overbite/overjet. My frnt teeth have since shifted forward. Will Visalign correct?

When I was younger, I had to wear head gear and braces to correct my overbite/overjet. My frnt teeth have since shifted forward. Will Visalign correct?

Invisalign: Invisalign is one of many methods (along with conventional braces) to correct the position of teeth. Consult with an Orthodontist to find out what can and cannot be done and what is the best method for you at this time.

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Dr. Gary Sandler Dr. Sandler
Dentistry
50 years in practice
New York University College of Dentistry
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I have crowded teeth in my upper jaw. Should I wear braces on both jaws if I have an overbite (60%)? I just want to fix the upper jaw for aesthetics and I have no money.

I have crowded teeth in my upper jaw. Should I wear braces on both jaws if I have an overbite (60%)? I just want to fix the upper jaw for aesthetics and I have no money.

Get a consult: See an orthodontist to determine your options, costs and best way to correct the problem within your budget. Consider payment plans such as carecredit and the citihealth card. In most cases you have to coordinate both the upper and lower teeth in order to get the best result that will hold up over time. If your car has 4 shot tires, would you only get two replaced? See if you can work out a plan.

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Dr. Theodore Davantzis Dr. Davantzis
Dentistry
36 years in practice
New York University College of Dentistry
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Dr. Arnold Malerman Dr. Malerman
Dentistry - Orthodontics
49 years in practice
Maurice H. Kornberg School of Dentistry (Temple University)
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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.

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Dr. Daniel Wolter Dr. Wolter
Dentistry
26 years in practice
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
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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.

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Dr. S. Jay Bowman Dr. Bowman
Dentistry - Orthodontics
32 years in practice
Saint Louis University School of Medicine
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Can I get braces for my overbite?

Can I get braces for my 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. Get an opinion from an orthodontic specialist regarding the best option (it depends highly on the severity of your own problem).

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Dr. Paul Grin Dr. Grin
Pain Management
32 years in practice
UCLA School of Dentistry
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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.

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Dr. Gary Brown Dr. Brown
Dentistry
33 years in practice
University of Kentucky College of Medicine
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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.

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Dr. Qamar Khan
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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