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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. ...Read more

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Dr. Chad Levitt
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Braces (Definition)

They are used in orthodontics. The braces are put onto the teeth at precise anatomical locations, and wire runs through the braces and brings teeth into proper alignment. This is a very short answer for a very ...Read more


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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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Dr. Mark Ingerman
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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