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Overjet After Braces
Need vs Want: In many instances, a patient may want orthodontic treatment to enhance their smile. It is a terrific service, as well as a great value. In some instances it is actually needed due to trauma on the other teeth, gums, or jaw joint. It is impossible to say without seeing you. Visit an orthodontist who can discuss your case and propose various options that might be available to you. ...Read moreSee 9 more doctor answers
Need Rx not gadget: "braces" are a product and don't "fix" anything. "orthodontic treatment" is a service that utilizes braces, elastics, surgery, headgear, and so many other products and services to resolve your malocclusion. Talk to a qualified orthodontic specialist (1st visit often free) for a discussion as to what can be done to resolve your special problem. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Had braces and wore my retainer for as long as I needed to, still do at night. My overjet is returning - will wearing my retainer more again fix this?
I am thinking about getting braces again to fix my overjet. Could invisalign or incognito braces fix it?
Again?: Before undertaking treatment it is mandatory to determine what caused "again." Was relapse due failure to completely resolve original malocclusion, a skeletal imbalance, failure to retain the original correction, or many other reasons. Choice of gadget, the Orthodontic Appliance, should made based on the diagnostic findings, not on a magazine advertisement. Please see an Orthodontic Specialist. ...Read moreSee 7 more doctor answers
After braces, why does it still look like my daughter has an overjet when she talks, but when she bites it is only a 2 mm overjet? Can that be fixed?
Habit: Without realizing it your daughter may be positioning her lower jaw forward when she closes her teeth together. She needs to be reevaluated. Please make an appointment for a reevaluation with the Orthodontic Specialist that treated her. A second opinion with another qualified Orthodontic Specialist may be in order. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Crowns will not fix: Overjet, the horizontal imbalance of front teeth, should almost never be "fixed" by crowns. Those crowns would be significantly incorrect anatomically and subject them to exceedingly unhealthy off axis forces during biting. Orthodontics, surgery or more likely both are the best option for a bad overjet. If mild to moderate, just orthodontics. ...Read moreSee 6 more doctor answers
I am 36 years old & have a overjet. What kind of braces best fix this? Invisalign I have a crown on front tooth does this limit kind braces I can get
Are there differences in orthodontic/orthopedic outcome that can be expected using MARA appliance & braces vs. braces & elastics to correct an overjet?
Gold standard: Gold standard is braces. More important than the hardware, however, is the operating system.. A fully qualified Orthodontic Specialist would know, for example, that you can't do Orthopedic Treatment on a non-growing individual. Please don't try to self-diagnose and treatment plan. See an expert, an Orthodontic Specialist, who will be able to properly guide you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Needing expert help. I have looked at pictures of myself before braces- my front teeth stuck out (overjet?
What help: What help is needed, may i ask? Have you already completed your orthodontic (braces) treatment? Or are you looking at your current overjet before getting braces? "overjet" is a dental term to describe the space between the back of upper front teeth ; the front of your lower front teeth. Neither too much nor too little is problematic for good mechanics of how jaws work together. Please re-submit. ...Read more