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Dr. Paul Grin
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What happens if you have an overbite do you need braces?

Dr. Paul Grin
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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. Arnold Malerman
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If you have an overbite do you need full braces?

Dr. Arnold Malerman
Board Certified, Orthodontics
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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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Dr. Paul Epstein
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Can you get braces if your teeth are straight but you have an overbite?

Dr. Paul Epstein
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Yes: Yes , consult with an orthodontist.

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Dr. Daniel Quon
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I'm curious if you need braces for fixing an overbite?

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

Dr. Arnold Malerman
Board Certified, Orthodontics
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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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Dr. H E Henry
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Would i need braces to fix a bad overbite?

Dr. H E Henry
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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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Dr. Paul Grin
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Can you tell me if I have an overbite do I need braces?

Dr. Paul Grin
Board Certified, Pain Management
31 years in practice
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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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Dr. Paul Grin
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If I have a overbite do I need braces ?

Dr. Paul Grin
Board Certified, Pain Management
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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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Dr. Arnold Malerman
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Want to know what braces do I need for an overbite?

Dr. Arnold Malerman
Board Certified, Orthodontics
48 years in practice
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Want to know what braces do I need for an overbite?

Not that simple: Depends on whether overbite is dental, skeletal, or both/age of patient and available growth/crowding-spacing/molar ; canine relationships/ and many other factors. Short answer, see a qualified orthodontic specialist to evaluate your problem. Know that gold standard of care is still braces. ...Read more

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Dr. Arnold Malerman
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Can you tell me if I am likely to need braces for my overbite?

Dr. Arnold Malerman
Board Certified, Orthodontics
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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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