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How much does it cost to get overbite correction?

How much does it cost to get overbite correction?

Depends: A vertical and horizontal overbite of 2-3 mm is normal. A more extreme overbite can be corrected with cosmetic restorative procedures. Some may need orthodontic treatment but that can result in bone loss. Some can also be corrected surgically. Please seek an evaluation from a good restorative dentist/ prosthodontist. He or she will help you decide if one or a combination of techniques are right. ...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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How does overbite correction work using a lower jaw brace ?

How does overbite correction work using a lower jaw brace ?

Slows jaw growth: The concept is by holding the jaw in place it prevents the jaw from continuing to grow, or overgrow to reduce underbite and create an overbite. However, most often the upper jaw is expanded to create the more functional overbite because in most cases it works better. See an orthodontist or get a second opinion before trying a lower jaw restraint/brace. ...Read more

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Does overbite correction requires expansion of the arch? I have 4 teeth extracted .How is it going to be like?I'm a 24 years old male. Thanks

Does overbite correction requires expansion of the arch?  I have 4 teeth extracted .How is it going to be like?I'm a 24 years old male. Thanks

Overbite correction: The need for palatal expansion is dependent on many factors and is not always necessary to correct an overbite. This is best answered by an orthodontic consult. ...Read more

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What is a normal overbite?

Overbite: For basic information, see: https://yourdecision.oten.tafensw.edu.au/pluginfile.php/128/mod_resource/content/3/HLTDA303B%20-%20Unit%20Sample/knowledge/orthodontics/orthodontics.htm For a personalized analysis, consult with a local Orthodontist ...Read more

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Can u fix your own overbite?

No: Not without help. An overbite is a skeletal (boney) problem and needs an experts help. You can help by following the directions of your dentist/orthodontist during treatment. ...Read more

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How can you fix an overbite?

Ortho Consultation: There are many options for correcting an overbite in an adult. They all require orthodontic treatment along with other modalities (e.g. elastics, springs, etc). I would suggest that you have an orthodontic consult. ...Read more

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What can I do to fix an overbite?

What can I do to fix an overbite?

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. It's best to have an exam with an orthodontist to determine the problem and solutions. ...Read more

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How do you get an overbite fixed?

How do you  get an overbite fixed?

Braces: Traditional orthodontics, invisalign or possibly veneers ( instant orthodontics). It all depends on your specific condition. ...Read more

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What is used to correct an overbite?

What is used to correct an overbite?

What type?: Horizontal overbite (buck teeth) or vertical overbite (deep bite) are treated differently. There are many orthodontic solutions depending on your problem. Please see qualified orthodontic specialist (ask general dentist for referral) who does nothing but orthodontic treatment all day long for an initial examination (usually free) do discuss your malocclusion and possible treatment choices. ...Read more

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What can be done for a bad overbite?

What can be done for a bad overbite?

Rx: Put teeth, jaws, or both where they belong. Usually requires orthodontic treatment. Sometimes (for non-growing patients) orthodontic treatment and jaw surgery. There are an infinite number of solutions, based on your personal malocclusion. You can't buy an "overbite fix" package off the supermarket shelf. Go see a real orthodontist to discuss individualized needs and solutions. ...Read more

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How do you know if you have a overbite?

How do you know if you have a overbite?

See an Orthodontist!: An "overbite" is assessed by measuring the percentage that the top teeth cover the bottom teeth. A "normal" overbite is when the top teeth cover 20% of the bottom teeth. An "open bite" is when the front teeth do not touch, even when fully biting down. A "deep bite" is when the top teeth completely cover the bottom teeth (100% deep bite). Visit www.Mylifemysmile.Org to find an orthodontist! ...Read more

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How do I know if I have an ''overbite''?

Ask your dentist.: You need to ask your dentist. He will tell you and how to correct the overbite. ...Read more

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How can you tell if you have an overbite?

How can you tell if you have an overbite?

Best answer: Best answer, ask your dentist or see an orthodontist. Biting edge of upper from teeth should be about 2mm horizontally in front of lower front teeth, and should vertically cover biting edge of lower front teeth by about 2mm. If you have an anterior open bite (front teeth don't overlap) or an excessive horizontal or vertical overbite, other teeth and jaws may be malaligned--see an orthodontist. ...Read more

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Have a 5mm overbite. What are my options.

Surg vrs non-surg: Surgical solution: cut down teeth and cap them. Gums may also have to be reshaped. Non-surgical solution: open the bite with orthodontic appliances. May need a combination of both. Talk to both your family dentist and a qualified orthodontic specialist for advice as to what would work best for your individual case. ...Read more

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How long does it take to correct overbite?

Orthodontics: You should have a orthodontist evaluate your overbite and see how extensive it is. Generally about 1 1/2- 2 years. Sometimes surgery may be involved if the case is extreme. The orthodontist can give you more information after he examines you and takes radiographs to evaluate the bone and teeth. ...Read more

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How can I tell what type of overbite I have?

Overbite: And what else. Usually overbite is only part of the problem. See an overbite expert, a specialist Orthodontist, for an examination (usually free). Then you can make a decision based on fact, not supposition. Go find out. You'll be glad you did. ...Read more

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Please explain why is having an overbite bad?

Disadvantages of OB: Most overbites are not considered serious. However, there are certain cases in which the OB patient will have disadvantages like jaw pain, tooth decay and gum disease. Talk to your dentist or orthodontist about corrective options. ...Read more

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