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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?

Possibly: Some patients require orthognathic surgery. It's best if you ask this question to a local orthodontist who can actually examine you. ...Read more

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

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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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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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.

Varies: Orthodontic treatment does't have a set time frame... it really all depends on the amount of movement and how your teeth respond to the treatment. Please see an orthodontist in your town who can give you a better estimate on the type and length of your care. ...Read more

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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


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