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Do I need braces for an overjet?

Do I need braces for an overjet?

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 more

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Braces (Definition)

They are used in orthodontics. The braces are put onto the teeth at precise anatomical locations, and wire runs through the braces and brings teeth into proper alignment. This is a very short answer for a very ...Read more


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How long does it take to fix a 1cm overjet with braces?

How long does it take to fix a 1cm overjet with braces?

Orthodontic: It is hard to say without a exam. Many times the patient only see's 1 cm, but other areas need to be adressed. Generally i would presume about 1 1/2 years estimated, maybe sooner.Contact a orthodontist for a consult. ...Read more

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Doctors, how much will braces help my overjet?

Doctors, how much will braces help my overjet?

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 more

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What happens if I have a class 1 overbite and a class 1 overjet do I need braces?

What happens if I have a class 1 overbite and a class 1 overjet do I need braces?

Maybe: Spacing? Crowding? Rotated teeth? Your post did not say. A local orthodontist is better prepared to answer your question. Make the appointment. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Orthodontist: Without personally examining you to evaluate your bite, possible habits and the design and fit of your retainer, it's impossible to give you a good and accurate answer. Consult with a Board Certified Orthodontist. ...Read more

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I am thinking about getting braces again to fix my overjet. Could invisalign or incognito braces fix it?

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 more

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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?

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 more

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Besides a jaw surgery and braces what else can fix a bad overjet?

Besides a jaw surgery and braces what else can fix a bad overjet?

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 more

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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

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

See an orthodontist: for evaluation, diagnosis, records and treatment options. Braces can be put on teeth with root canals and crowns, but they should be monitored during the active treatment and the retention phase. ...Read more

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Are there differences in orthodontic/orthopedic outcome that can be expected using MARA appliance & braces vs. braces & elastics to correct an overjet?

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 more

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Needing expert help. I have looked at pictures of myself before braces- my front teeth stuck out (overjet?

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

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When I was younger, I had to wear head gear and braces to correct my overbite/overjet. My frnt teeth have since shifted forward. Will Visalign correct?

When I was younger, I had to wear head gear and braces to correct my overbite/overjet. My frnt teeth have since shifted forward. Will Visalign correct?

Invisalign: Invisalign is one of many methods (along with conventional braces) to correct the position of teeth. Consult with an Orthodontist to find out what can and cannot be done and what is the best method for you at this time. ...Read more

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What are the differences between overjet and overbite?

What are the differences between overjet and overbite?

Overbite vs. overjet: Overjet is the horizontal difference between the upper front and lower frontal teeth. And overbite is the vertical distance between the upper front and lower front teeth. ...Read more

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What is the average cost of remodeling a tooth in a big overjet?

What is the average cost of remodeling  a tooth in a big overjet?

Can vary: Varies with your location etc. If just a crown is required it can vary from 700 to 1000 dollars. If rct is also required it could be an additional 700 to 1200 dollars. ...Read more

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I have both overbite and overjet. Are there alternative options besides surgery?

Orthodontics: Depending upon the specific nature of the overbite and overjet, it may be possible to correct these entities with non surgical orthodontic treatment. ...Read more

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What're the cons of extracting 4 teeth to fix an overbite / overjet?

What're the cons of extracting 4 teeth to fix an overbite / overjet?

Losing teeth: Sometimes teeth have to be sacrifice to make space. Never like to have healthy teeth removed sometimes no choice. ...Read more

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How can I solve overjet problem ?

How can I solve overjet problem ?

Ortho evaluation: Over jet problem can be treated with braces or sometimes with Invisalign. See an orthodontist for an evaluation. Many times the initial orthodontal consultation will,be at no charge so you can find the answer you need. ...Read more

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How do an openbite and an overjet differ?

Horizontal vs vert: Open bite is where your front teeth do not contact when your back teeth contact. Overbite is vertical overlap with your teeth are toghther. Overjet is horizontal overlap of your front teeth when the teeth are together. ...Read more

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Difference between an overjet and an overbite?

Horizontal vs vertic: Overjet is the horizontal difference between the upper and lower teeth the more the upper teeth stick out horizontally the bigger the overjet. Overbite is the vertical overlap of upper and lower teeth. ...Read more

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