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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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Mouth (Definition)

Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...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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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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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 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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Is pulling teeth for an overjet good or bad?

Is pulling teeth for an overjet good or bad?

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 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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What is the normal range of an overbite/overjet?

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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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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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 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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I'm getting an orthocap treatment to fix gaps between teeth. My lower teeth will move back 3 mm. I'm very worried about how I will look with this overjet. Will it be obvious?

Yes: Adding 3mm to your over jet will be usually obvious. One of the disadvantages to clear aligner therapy is less control than braces. You may want to seek a second opinion. Make sure you see a fully qualified Orthodontic Specialist. ...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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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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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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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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I have dental overjet (11mm), my mouth give the impression he is small and high, my superior teeth touch the inferior lips, how much time need to fix?

I have dental overjet (11mm), my mouth give the impression he is small and high, my superior teeth touch the inferior lips, how much time need to fix?

Orthodontic Consult: Please consult with an orthodontic specialist who can examine you and determine if your problem is dental and/or skeletal. At that point, treatment options and their associated fees and time requirement will be discussed with you. ...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