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What happens if you have an overbite do you need braces?

What happens if you have an overbite do you need braces?

If left untreated: it can lead to tooth loss, trauma to the teeth and "buck teeth". If you have been told by your family dentist that your you have an overbite, an orthodontic evaluation is needed to determine the severity and treatment options. ...Read more

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Dr. Shari Jackson
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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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If you have an overbite do you need full braces?

If you have an overbite do you need full braces?

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

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I'm curious if you need braces for fixing an overbite?

Depends: Whether or not your overbite will require orthodontic treatment or not may depend upon the severity of your problem, as well as the dentist treating you. A consultation with an orthodontist would be recommended. ...Read more

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I have an overbite and i'm concerned if i need braces. What are the reasons for needing it?

Lots: Put teeth ; jaws where they belong they work better, wear out less, are easier to clean, are better supported by gums/bone, look better, and make it easier for your dentist to keep your mouth in a state of optimum health. All this translates into shorter, easier, and (importantly) less costly dental visits. ...Read more

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Want to know what braces do I need for an overbite?

Ortho Consultation: There are many options for correcting an overbite in an adult. They all require orthodontic treatment along with other modalities (e.g. elastics, springs, etc). I would suggest that you have an orthodontic consult. ...Read more

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Would i need braces to fix a bad overbite?

Would i need braces to fix a bad overbite?

Possible: Orthodontics can improve malocclusions. Depending upon your particular condition, and your feelings about treatment, orthodontics may or may not be necessary. Discuss this with a dental professional. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if I have an overbite do I need braces?

Can you tell me if I have an overbite do I need braces?

Selective treatment: If your overbite is not skeletal, braces and an elastics that attaches to the braces should be sufficient to correct your mild to moderate overbite. If the overbite is significant (over 5mm) and your lower jaw is underdeveloped, corrective surgery may be your only and best way to correct it. ...Read more

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If I have a overbite do I need braces ?

If I have a overbite do I need braces ?

See an orthodontist: When you have your over-bite evaluated by an orthodontist specialist you will then know what procedure or dental appliance will be required to correct your problem Take care. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if I am likely to need braces for my overbite?

Probably: Most efficient way to resolve a malocclusion (bad bite) is realigning the teeth and jaws. Ask your dentist to refer you to an orthodontic specialist for an initial examination (often complimentary) and guidance. Then you can make decisions based on knowledge rather than supposition. ...Read more

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Dr. Linda Callaghan
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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