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How Long Do You Have To Wear Braces For An Overbite
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.See 4 more doctor answers
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.See 2 more doctor answers
It depends: I would consult with a dentist or orthodontist who could give you an estimate based on your condition.See 2 more doctor answers
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.See 2 more doctor answers
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.See 2 more doctor answers
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.See 2 more doctor answers
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.See 3 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.See 2 more doctor answers
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.See 3 more doctor answers
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.See 1 more doctor answer
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?
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.See 4 more doctor answers
Yes, you can: Discuss your treatment objectives with a local orthodontist.See 1 more doctor answer
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.See 4 more doctor answers
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.See 3 more doctor answers
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).See 3 more doctor answers
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.See 2 more doctor answers
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.See 3 more doctor answers
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