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Lingual Braces Overbite
Yes: The goal of all braces is too optimize your bite, both cosmetically and functionally. Lingual braces is one option used so that the brackets and wires are not visible, but there are some limitations with this system. Talk to an orthodontist about to answer your questions and find out what will work best for your particular mouth. ...Read more
Lingual braces may take a longer time to complete the treatment, limited access to care (they require specialized training to install and maintain), more expensive and unpredictable. Talk to your orthodontist about Invisalign. It can be a good alternative to traditional braces or lingual braces with some limitations.
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Sort of: An Orthodontist is the best qualified Dental Specialist to "fix" an overbite. The orthodontic will have all of the available "medicines" in their armamentarium, including braces and many other treatment modalities. Please see an Orthodontic Specialist for an individualized evaluation of your unique malocclusion. Initial exams are usually complimentary. ...Read more
Braces Align Teeth: If your overbite is off because your teeth are in the wrong positions, then braces can move your teeth into the proper positions, resulting in a pleasing smile & proper bite. If, however, your overbite is off because your upper and lower jaws aren't aligned correctly, then braces will have limited success. Bone problems cannot be corrected predictably with braces in adults. In kids often they can. ...Read more
Not for 35 year old: Don't believe skeletal correction can be achieved in non-growing adults by any means other than surgery. Stop the twin block, jaw goes back. There are NO good scientific studies showing effectiveness of functional appliances for non-growers. Just the opposite, there's a lot of data proving they don't work. Don't believe the snake oil salesman...see a fully qualified Orthodontic Specialist. ...Read more
See orthodontist: They can evaluate you and recommend the best course of therapy for your situation. ...Read more
Infection control: Excessive overbite may be just the tip of the iceberg. Have your occlusion evaluated by an Orthodontic Specialist to see if corrective Orthodontic Treatment would be beneficial for you. Before beginning Orthodontic Treatment your Family Dentist will do infection control, eliminating tooth infections (cavities), gum infections, and will place you on a good Oral Hygiene Program. ...Read more
Absolutely: Ask your general dentist to refer you to a qualified orthodontic specialist who will know the quickest, easiest, best way to resolve your malocclusion. That's what orthodontists do all day long every day. Go for it! ...Read more
Not easily: Orthodontic Care will put your teeth into place. If your overbite is mild, it may be possible to reshape your teeth, but not if you have a severe skeletal component...can't "straighten" teeth on jaws that don't match. Also know that braces require postRx retention. Restorations require periodic repair/replacement. See both Orthodontic Specialist & Cosmetic Dentist for consultations. ...Read more
Yes: There are definitely other options than braces. Although, depending on age, and personal choice, you may still opt for orthodontics. You may also choose veneers, crowns, and or implants/bridges if you are missing any teeth. It's best to see your general dentist for a full set of options. Remember, it's your mouth, do what you feel is right, as long as it is also dentally acceptable tx. Best! ...Read more
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
Usually yes: Your teeth have adapted to your jaw malrelationships. Repositioning the jaws does not keen that the teeth will automatically fit properly. See an Oral Surgeon and an Orthodontist for help evaluating your malocclusion. ...Read more
Yes: But also understand the other docs who answered are discussing invisalign (potentially an option, but as noted by the other docs, with pros and cons) and you may also wish to consider clear brackets (yet another option with its own pros and cons, but generally as effective as metal braces). Talk to a couple of orthodontists to understand your options which will allow u to make the best decisions. ...Read more
It depends. . .: Without seeing your teeth, there is no way of knowing the severity of your malocclusion. It really is a case by case scenario. Please see an orthodontist to help determine your risk of other dental related disease processes associated with not having braces. Not having braces does not guarantee consequences. You may be just fine without them. An orthodontist will help you the most. ...Read more
Carefully: Overbite, either horizontal or vertical, is usually just the tip of the iceberg. A qualified orthodontic specialist will fully evaluate your malocclusion and then discuss treatment options with you. There are no guarantees, but know that with full cooperation on your part, and the team of specialist required for your care, the result will be remarkable. ...Read more
Maybe: Spacing? Crowding? Rotated teeth? Your post did not say. A local orthodontist is better prepared to answer your question. Make the appointment. ...Read more
What do you suggest if I'm getting braces because I have a large overbite. I am just wondering what type of braces will I need?
My daughter has been wearing braces for 4 yrs for only an overbite. This seems exorbitant amt of time. I am concerned about this dr.
Seek Second Opinion: The amount of time depends on your age, the seriousness of your problem and the treatment technique used by your doctor. If you don't feel comfortable, it's a good idea to seek a second opinion. ...Read more
I have a small gap & a small overbite, nothing major but it still annoys me. Is there any option to fix either these problems besides braces?
Ortho consult: Have an orthodontic consultation for possible invisilign or speak to your dentist about possible veneers. ...Read more
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. Get an opinion from an orthodontic specialist regarding the best option (it depends highly on the severity of your own problem). ...Read more
Forsus springs: Are the most common overbite correction technique that is used in orthodontic treatment with braces. Of course, hey are not appropriate for everyone but in many cases they are an effective way to make the upper and lower teeth articulate properly. Ask your orthodontist about Forsus springs. ...Read more
Yes, but...: A slight overbite is normal, and is the result that most orthodontist attempt to achieve. The upper teeth usually have the lower teeth residing "inside" them, and is considered best for function. Braces can correct an overbite if the bite (occlusion) is not allowing a patient to chew properly or if esthetically the smile is affected. ...Read more
Not by itself: Normal vertical overbite is approximately 25%. The deeper overbite becomes, the greater the risk of lower incisor crowding and/or interference in normal function. Overbite is just one of the many things that a qualified orthodontic specialist will evaluate. For a full answer to your question, see an orthodontist. ...Read more
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