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Overjet Teeth And Overbite
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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?
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
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
Not the best option: In most cases, an excessive overjet indicates a short lower jaw. Extracting teeth is an option, but not a good one. As a patient ages, into their 40's, adverse facial changes may occur as a result of extracting teeth for an overjet. The newer, better options include either distraction osteogenesis or jaw surgery to lengthen the lower jaw and avoid extracting any teeth. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
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
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
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 moreSee 8 more doctor answers
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
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
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