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I have an overbite and my smile is a bit asymmetrical. My jaw and chin lean to one side bc of my bite. Would braces align and fix all of this?

Dr. Paul Grin Dr. Grin
7 doctors agreed:
I have an overbite and my smile is a bit asymmetrical. My jaw and chin lean to one side bc of my bite. Would braces align and fix all of this?

The best solution-: see an orthodontist. You and your orthodontist can decide which orthodontic option are available and customize a treatment plan for you. Good luck. ...Read more

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Underbite (Definition)

"Underbite" is a lay term indicating an anterior cross bite, lower incisors in front of upper incisors, or upper incisors behind lower incisors. Cause may be dental malposition, skeletal malrelationship, or both. This is a serious malocclusion requiring the services of a ...Read more


Dr. Paul Grin Dr. Grin
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I have underbite and about 4 teeth from lower jaw were infront of my upper teeth. Is it possible to use invisalign to correct it. My jaw was normal.

Dr. Paul Grin Dr. Grin
6 doctors agreed:
I have underbite and about 4 teeth from lower jaw were infront of my upper teeth.
Is it possible to use invisalign to correct it.
My jaw was normal.

See an Orthodontist: Many orthodontists offer an initial complimentary consultation. This allows you to find out what type of treatment for your individual situation is recommended and get all your questions answered. Take care. ...Read more

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I have an underbite but my molar teeths are aligned. There are spaces on my lower front teeth. Can my underbite be cured by braces?

I have an underbite but my molar teeths are aligned. There are spaces on my lower front teeth. Can my underbite be cured by braces?

Wish I could tell: but not possible to answer your question without an examination. Depends on dental malrelationships, skeletal malrelationships, presence or absence of tooth size discrepancies. See a fully qualified Orthodontic Specialist for a no-obligation initial exam (usually free or low cost) for an answer. ...Read more

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I have no cross bite. My front teeth make contact before my lower teeth when I bite. I have lower canine gum recession. Can braces fix this problem?

I have no cross bite.  My front teeth make contact before my lower teeth when I bite.  I have lower canine gum recession. Can braces fix this problem?

Possible: Your description of your bite a malocclusion which needs orthodontic care. There is a number of ways to treat malocclusion. I would get an orthodontic examination and consultation to determine your condition and a treatment plan to correct. You will then be able to decide when you can start fix your mouth. ...Read more

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Does closing an open bite with braces change your facial shape?

Does closing an open bite with braces change your facial shape?

Yes: Your teeth support your lips. Changing the position of the teeth will change the appearance of your lips and face. How great this change will be depends on your individual case. Your orthodontist can give you guidance. Some can even show you computer generated pictures of your face to show you what they expect the changes to be. ...Read more

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Im 16 and have overlapping front teeth and a significant underbite, my canines are wonky aswell. Should i consider braces?

Im 16 and have overlapping front teeth and a significant underbite, my canines are wonky aswell. Should i consider braces?

Up to you: Braces are only needed if you are having trouble speaking or chewing/eating. For cosmetic purposes, if you like the way your teeth are, that's great! if you don't like the way they look, braces can definitely straighten them. See your local orthodontist for a consultation, if your underbite is severe, you may need more than braces. ...Read more

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Will an orthodontist put braces on canine teeth that are still growing in?

Will an orthodontist put braces on canine teeth that are still growing in?

Maybe: there are so many factors to consider in answering this question. the net/net is that in some cases the answer is yes and others no. The best person to ask is your orthodontist and whether the answer is yes or no, that they help you understand the "why" as it relates to your case. ...Read more

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Have gummy smile and protruded jaws.which should b done first crrextion of gummy smile or extraction of teeth and applying braces for 2 years?

Have gummy smile and protruded jaws.which should b done first crrextion of gummy smile or extraction of teeth and applying braces for 2 years?

Advice first: Complex problem. Should be managed only by a board certified orthodontist. Many are not board certified. You may also need the services of an oral surgeon. ...Read more

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Will braces and an implant improve my jaw popping if it's due a missing tooth which made my lower teeth to drift?

Will braces and an implant improve my jaw popping if it's due a missing tooth which made my lower teeth to drift?

Malocclusion: Malocclusion is causative or contributory to the great majority of cases of tmy dysfunction syndrome. With correction of malocclusion 90% of TMJ symptoms get better or disappear entirely, 7% remain the same, and 3% get worse. There are techniques for recapturing the joint that have met with varying degrees of success. You have a multidisciplinary problem. See an orthodontic specialist. ...Read more

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Could damon braces correct my crooked teeth and bite/palate issues without surgery?

Could damon braces correct my crooked teeth and bite/palate issues without surgery?

Orthodontic consult: Unfortunately, you would have to be seen by an orthodontist in your area to get an accurate answer to your question. Without seeing you, your x-rays and having a complete workup, no orthodontist can properly evaluate your specific malocclusion and determine whether or not you need surgery into order to effect a successful outcome. If necessary, see 2 or 3 orthodontists for a consensus of opinion. ...Read more

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During my bracing period, black triangles started forming. Ortho sanded the teeth but there's still minor triangles. Will gums fill this space?

During my bracing period, black triangles started forming. Ortho sanded the teeth but there's still minor triangles. Will gums fill this space?

Ask: Has your orthodontic treatment been completed? How long ago were your teeth trimmed? At a young age and with proper orthodontic treatment, the gums will probably fill in, especially if the trimming was done very recently. This is a question that should be definitely brought to the attention of your dentist. My guess is that you will be happy with the answer. ...Read more

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Overbite, inward, very small teeth. Had resin bonding for 10 of upper and 6 of lower teeth and made them longer. my molars have no contact chew proble?

Overbite, inward, very small teeth. Had resin bonding for 10 of upper and 6 of lower teeth and made them longer. my molars have no contact chew proble?

Overall Rx: Sometimes malposed or anomalously shaped teeth require more than just cosmetics. Would suggest evaluation by Orthodontist (initial exam usually free) who is trained to create the best possible platform on which to do restorative treatment. You may also want to consider evaluation by Prosthodontist, specialist in reshaping and replacing teeth. Team Orthodontist + Prosthodontist = best treatment. ...Read more

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Clinching fist and jaw is this normal in new born?

Clinching fist and jaw is this normal in new born?

Usually: Infants clench their fist as a reflex to anything touching their palm up until 4 months of age when they can start relaxing it and may start using the hand to explore things. What you mean by a clenched jaw is uncertain. If the kid is able to feed normally I doubt what you are describing is a concern. ...Read more

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Is major bruising and jaw tightness after wisdom teeth removal normal?

Is major bruising and jaw tightness after wisdom teeth removal normal?

Yes, but: Tightness yes, minor bruising yes. If your bruising is "major", call the oral surgeon and let him look at you to make sure you're ok. ...Read more

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