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Overjet Overbite Difference
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have a misaligned bite. Midline is off, overbite/overjet. Probably the cause of my tmj symptoms. Would jaw correction surgery be best?
Malocclusion: What would be best would be to see a specialist Orthodontist and the specialist Oral Surgeon that he/she recommends to evaluate your malocclusion and make treatment recommendations. An Orthodontist will see you for free and discuss your options with you after determining the nature and extent of your problem. ...Read more
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 moreSee 6 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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