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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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Lingual braces: 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. Take care. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
"Get?": An overbite, horizontal or vertical, will not "get" you braces, will not mandate that you be treated. Any dental positional irregularity that you, as a layman, can see is usually just the tip of the iceberg. Have an examination performed by a qualified Orthodontic Specialist to see if you have a malocclusion, and if so what can be done to correct it. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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