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Malocclusion Overbite Underbite Or Crossbite
A malocclusion describes the inability of teeth to bite with one another correctly. Commonly the dental arches show poor alignment of the teeth. A malocclusion can be due to dental or skeletal disharmony or both. Orthodontics is the specialty that deals with the diagnosis, treatment planning and implementation of correction of these anomalies. It is an ...Read more
What is it? I have jaw pain, clicking or popping sound from jaw, misaligned teeth (overbite, underbite, or crossbite) and difficulty talking. The foll
End to end bite: The end to end bite is not a natural, "normal" bite, but there are several people with such a bite. It is not the most functional, healthy type of bite, but correction may involve orthodontics and oral surgery. You may want more than one opinion if you consider any treatment. Unfortunately an end to end bite is like walking on your tip toes all the time, which can create some TMJ/TMD issues. ...Read moreSee 6 more doctor answers
Definition: If your upper front teeth are in front of your lower front teeth when you bite down fully, you have an overjet (aka over bite). It doesn't have to be excessive. An underbite is usually defined as if the upper front teeth lay behind the lower front teeth biting normally. ...Read moreSee 7 more doctor answers
Have a slight underbite from elastics. Ortho says remove a bottom tooth (best option) or file teeth down 2 achieve slight overbite. Any more options?
Is an underbite harder to fix with braces than an overbite? I've always had an underbite, but my parents never took me to see an orthodontist as a kid. Now that i'm an adult, i would like to get this corrected with braces. I'm just wondering if it's harde
Many : Many underbites have a skeletal component, meaning that the jaws as well as the teeth are mal aligned. In those cases, simply aligning the teeth will not correct the problem. However, some underbites, sometimes call pseudo-class iii malocclusions, do not have a skeletal component and can be corrected very nicely with braces alone. Your orthodontist can do a simple analysis to diagnose your underbite and advise a treatment plan. ...Read moreSee 6 more doctor answers
Which plan is better and why for 8yr old Class II overbite w/ mild crossbite? Expander, 12mo of headgear, partial braces or braces 3-6mo & KOI
Are braces medically needed for my son's diagnosis: 35% vertical overbite, class 1 malocclussion, moderate misalignment of upper and lower cuspids?
Cuspids: The key to your question is the misaligned cuspids. If out of position they do not function properly to protect posterior teeth and jaw joints during function. A malocclusion is not life threatening. The question is one of quality of life as opposed to quantity of life. In the long run, resolving your son's malocclusion will be money well spent. ...Read moreSee 7 more doctor answers
I have an underbite and the doctor says braces might fix it but it'll turn into a crossbite at thefront teeth" ?
Ok, so I have a class 3 maloclussion underbite. I am 22 years old. Is there anyway i can get rid of this underbite without the possibility of surgery?
Overbite: Vertical overbite, horizontal overbite (overjet), or both? Is it dental, skeletal, or both? Is that the extent of your malocclusion or just the tip of the iceberg? Best way to fix an overbite is to see an Orthodontic Specialist (Initial Examination usually free) to determine the extent of your problem and the treatments available to correct it. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
An underbite can be a combination of underlying causes. The typical underbite is usually caused by the lower jaw growing at a faster forward rate than the upper jaw, or the upper jaw not growing as fast as the lower jaw, or a combination of the two. Also, there could be a 'dental' underbite caused by the bottom teeth being ahead of the top teeth ...Read more