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Difference between an overjet and an overbite?

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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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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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 difference between an overbite and overjet?

Jargon: Conventional dental terminology describes the normal vertical overlap of incisors, Overbite, as approximately 2mm. Overjet is the horizontal overlap of the incisors, also about 2mm. If your truly curious, ask for an initial examination at an Orthodontic Specialist's office, usually free, to determine your need for correction...if any at all. ...Read more

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Help please? What is the difference between overjet and overbite?

Overbite: Overbite is how far your upper front teeth come down over your lower front teeth. Overjet is how far forward your upper front teeth are from your lower front teeth. ...Read more

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Please advise what is the difference between overbite and overjet?

Please advise what is the difference between overbite and overjet?

Vert vs horizontal: Overbite is the vertical overlap between the upper and lower front teeth. Overjet is the amount of horizontal overlap between upper and lower front teeth. ...Read more

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What is the normal range of an overbite/overjet?

2 mm: 2 mm overjet is normal, with 1-2.5 within normal limits. 2 mm overbite (0-50% is WNL. If you're concerned, ask a qualified Orthodontic Specialist. ...Read more

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What can I do to address an overjet and overbite?

What can I do to address an overjet and overbite?

Orthodontic consult: Excessive overjet and overbite is a problem that tends to worsen with age, and could lead to gum problems and what I call "overstressing" the remaining teeth. Talk to a dentist or orthodontist to discuss options. Always consult with two or more different orthodontic offices before starting any treatment. ...Read more

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How long does it take to fix overjet and overbite?

Depends on severity: Depends on severity and age and methods. Children can undergo progressive 2 phase treatment for several years and acheive a normal face. Adults may need orthognathic jaw surgery along with orthodontic treatment for 1-3 years. Less severe cases can be treated by cutting the bone surrounding the teeth, grafting it back and orthodotics. Maybe a year. ...Read more

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What procedures are done to fix an overjet or an overbite?

What procedures are done to fix an overjet or an overbite?

Orthodontics: You will need to be evaluated by an orthodontist. There are different degrees of overbite and overjet and if they are severe they can be corrected with orthodonticts. Early diagnosis is helpful as it is easier to correct these problems while patients are still growing. ...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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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 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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How do functional orthodontics address an overjet (and overbite) caused by a protruded upper jaw?

In small ways: Functional appliances have limited effects. Research has indicated that it restrains the growth of the upper jaw, much like the effect of a headgear, and can manipulate the dentoalveolar bone (bone that houses the teeth) to a degree. A wire connected to the appliance can further retract upper teeth, reducing overjet. It does not effect basal bone (foundational bone), as does not grow lower jaws. ...Read more

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What functional orthodontics can address an overjet (and overbite) caused by a protruded upper jaw?

Unusual: Most of the time it's lower jaw too far back, rather than upper jaw too far forward. If upper jaw is determined by skull x-ray and measurements to be too far forward, for an adult braces + jaw surgery may be required. Functional appliances are only modestly effective for growing children and are totally ineffective for non-growing adults. See an orthodontic specialist for evaluation and rx. ...Read more

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If I correct mouth breathing at 20 years old, will it also correct my overbite/overjet?

If I correct mouth breathing at 20 years old, will it also correct my overbite/overjet?

No: Correction of mouth breathing in a growing child will often improve the development of jaw and teeth and will make orthodontic results more stable. If you are considering orthodontic treatment at your age, and you still breathe through your mouth or swallow with what is called a tongue thrust, you would want to correct that so that orthodontic results don't relapse back. ...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 is the difference between an open bite and an overjet?

What is the difference between an open bite and an overjet?

Different look.: An open bite is when the front teeth don't erupt fully and so when the top and bottom back teeth are together fully you'll see space between the upper and lower front teeth. Overjet, commonly and incorrectly called overbite is when the top front teeth are far forward of the lower front teeth when the teeth are closed together. ...Read more

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What is the difference between and openbite and an overjet?

What is the difference between and openbite and an overjet?

Open verses over: An openbite generally is where the upper and lower anterior teeth do not overlap, i.e. If you can put your tongue between your anterior teeth with your upper and lower back teeth closed. An overjet is the distance the upper front teeth are out in front of the lower front teeth, i.e. "buck teeth" would be considered a severe overjet. ...Read more

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Please advise what is the difference between and openbite and an overjet?

Please advise what is the difference between and openbite and an overjet?

Vert vs horizontal: An open bite is where there is no normal overlap between the upper and lower front teeth. Overjet refers to the horizontal overlap between the upper and lower front teeth. ...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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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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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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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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What causes someone to have an overjet?

What causes someone to have an overjet?

Blame your parents: Overjet, a horizontal overbite, is usually inherited, so blame your genetic profile. Pernicious digit habits can also cause top front teeth to be pulled forward and bottom front teeth to be pushed back. Removing one or more posterior teeth can cause posterior bite collapse and anterior flaring. Please see a qua, lifted orthodontic specialist for evaluation and treatment recommendations. ...Read more

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5mm overjet. Do you think this is signifying enough to get fixed? If so what is the best and most effective way to do so?!

Your choice: 5 mm of overjet is more than ideal. Orthodontics may help if there is enough room to move your teeth into proper place. Jaw surgery many be required to fix if orthodontics alone will not help. Generally if the situation bothers you significantly then see a dentist/orthodontist to discuss your options. I see plenty of people with similar overjet measurements that get along fine. ...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?

Overjet: In a 47 year old non-growing adult a 1cm overjet usually signifies extensive skeletal as well as Dental malrelationships. The extent of your malocclusion indicates that you require the services of a fully qualified Orthodontic Specialist and perhaps also an Oral Surgeon. See a Orthodontist for Initial Examination (usually free) and discussion of treatment options and timing. ...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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