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Most probably: But how it can be done is still the question. It depends on many different factors, including the position of the teeth, facial esthetics, and bone position. Your best bet is to consult with a local orthodontist who can examine you, and with the help of models and radiographs advise you of your treatment options. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I got overbite teeth and lower teeth not align. I have now scallop tongue. Is it dangerous or not? Please help
Dangerous, no: But malocclusion (bad bite) can make it harder to clean teeth. That, coupled with tooth malpositioned, can result in gum/bone damage and tooth loss. Why don't you see a tooth/jaw alignment specialist, an Orthodontist, for a complimentary initial examination to see what can be done to straighten your teeth. ...Read more
Moving jaw: Distraction osteogenesis can be used to gradually move the upper jaw (maxilla) forward to correct an "underbite" or class iii occlusion. It is done in cases where orthodontics alone, or traditional oral surgery cannot move the jaw enough. It us used for patients who have more than 1 cm underbite. It has nothing to do with extractions. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have an overbite, crooked teeth, some of my teeth are missing and some have cavities, what can I do?
See dentist: A dentist can examine your mouth and listen to your chief concerns to determine a treatment plan that can accomplish what you would like and get you back to dental health. Teeth can be straightened, bite aligned, and cavities filled. Missing teeth may be replaced to anchor your bite and improve your looks. Are you worth it? ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Have bad overbite & missing teeth, specialist says needs to take all teeth out & after 2months replace with dentures, what can I expect with no teeth?
Not an answer: This is not an answer to your question. I will leave that up to my Prosthetic and Restorative Dentist colleagues. I have questions for you. Why have extractions been recommended? Are teeth broken down? Do you have bone loss? If so, have you seen a Periodontist? If teeth are malposed has Orthodontic Treatment been considered? ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have a misaligned jaw (receding jaw, overbite) + crowded teeth.. If my dentist ask for extracting 4 teeth, is he categorized as tradtional orthodon?
No: Requesting tooth extractions does not qualify a dentist as an orthodontic specialist. A 10, 000+ hour post-dental school residency in orthodontics is required. An orthodontist will only do orthodontics, not cleanings, fillings, caps, etc. As an adult, with jaws that are no longer growing, you need the services of an orthodontic specialist. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Orthodontics: Orthodontic treatment (braces) are designed to fix this type of problem. Invisalign is another option for some patients. Ask yourself: how long do I want to keep my teeth. Orthodontic treatment is one way to help ensure longevity of your teeth...Along with good brushing and flossing habits and regular dental checkups. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers