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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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