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How long does it take to correct an underbite?

How long does it take to correct an underbite?

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 more

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Underbite (Definition)

"Underbite" is a lay term indicating an anterior cross bite, lower incisors in front of upper incisors, or upper incisors behind lower incisors. Cause may be dental malposition, skeletal malrelationship, or both. This is a serious malocclusion requiring the services of a ...Read more


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I m 21 and I have an underbite I had my braces since february of this year how long is it gonna take to correct my underbite my teeth are straight .?

I m 21 and I have an underbite I had my braces since february of this year how long is it gonna take to correct my underbite  my teeth are  straight .?

Ask orthodontist: Without seeing your precise case, no one on this site is really, truthfully going to be able to address your question. The person that will, however, is your orthodontist. Ask them during your next appointment. ...Read more

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What to do if I have braces and I'm getting double-jaw surgery to correct an underbite. how long will What to do if I have to wear braces after the surgery?

What to do if I have braces and I'm getting double-jaw surgery to correct an underbite. how long will What to do if I have to wear braces after the surgery?

Ask: Ask both the Orthodontist and the Oral Surgeon. Your treatment was planned out before your braces went on. It takes 6 weeks for bone to fill surgical sites, 6 months for bone to mature. Usually takes about 6 months to fine tune the occlusion after surgery completed. Good for you having this done...you'll love the results, ...Read more

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Can I correct an underbite as an adult?

Can I correct an underbite as an adult?

Yes!: An underbite can be predictably corrected in adults using a combination of corrective jaw (orthognathic) surgery and orthodontics. Many of my patients are adults, and, while they dislike wearing braces, they tolerate it. But definitely the answer to your question is a profound yes. You should see a board-certified oral and maxillofacial surgeon for a full evaluation. ...Read more

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How do I go about correcting my underbite?

How do I go about correcting my underbite?

Hard: The problem is the difference between the size of the upper jaw to the size of the lower jow. The difference could be a deficiency of the upper jaw or too much growth of the lower jaw. If a minor amount, possibly orthodontics would solve the problem but most likely surgical correction will be necessary. ...Read more

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My underbite is making me uncomfortable, what can I take for this?

A telephone: Take your finger and dial an orthodontic specialist. There's no pill, liquid, salve, snake oil, massage, app, computer program, or dietary supplement that will "fix" an underbite. Usually requires a combination of treatment provided by 2 specialists, an orthodontist and an oral surgeon. Call now for examination to learn the extent of your problem and the available treatment choices. ...Read more

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Hi. I'm 18 and I have a slight underbite. Can it get any worse and can I still correct it without surgery?

Hi. I'm 18 and I have a slight underbite. Can it get any worse and can I still correct it without surgery?

Braces may help: You say your underbite is "slight" which means there is a good chance you can have it corrected with braces or invisalign. The dentist who evaluates you needs to be well qualified in diagnosis since many underbites are due to skeletal alignment issues and not misaligned teeth and if so surgery may be the only correct option. ...Read more

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What orthodontic procedures have to be done to correct an underbite?

Patient dependent: Every patient is unique. It is best to see and orthodontist and let them determine a plan based on qualified information. Then have an informative conversation that can answer all your questions to your satisfaction. ...Read more

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I'm thinking about getting surgery for my underbite, but I'm not sure how long I would have to stay inside for, because of the swelling. ?

I'm thinking about getting surgery for my underbite, but I'm not sure how long I would have to stay inside for, because of the swelling. ?

It depends: you don't have to stay inside because of the swelling. It usually takes 10-14 days before they swelling is completely gone. You have to refrain from strenuous exercise for 6 weeks and maintain a soft diet for about the same length of time. We now use plates and screws to fixate the bones, so it is extremely rare to be wired shut for any length of time. ...Read more

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I have a bad underbite and was told that i would need surgery to correct my jaw. I was wondering does my insurance cover that procedure?

I have a bad underbite and was told that i would need surgery to correct my jaw. I was wondering does my insurance cover that procedure?

Maybe: The insurance benefit varies so depending on what type of coverage you have your insurance company may or may not cover all or some of this procedure. You need to see an oral surgeon and have them look in to your benefits. ...Read more

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