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"Underbite" is a lay term indicating an anterior cross bite, lower incisors in front of upper incisors, or upper incisors behind lower incisors. Cause may be dental malposition, skeletal malrelationship, or both. This is a serious malocclusion requiring the services of a ...Read more
I am 20 years old and have an underbite despite wearing braces during my teenage years. Can wearing braces again fix my bite to prevent surgery?
How long is an underbite correction with braces(elastics)? My lower teeth are just on top of my front teeth (so there is no gap in between, very mild)
Very effective: We address these issues daily and achieve amazing results-- delivering consistently beautiful smiles! Rubber band wear is key to pull the jaw and depending on age, expansion of the upper jaw may also be part of treatment which will help push the upper teeth in front of the lower. All said, sometimes cases can be too severe to treat without surgery. Discuss treatment plans with an orthodontist ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If i get my underbite fixed with just braces and not surgery-does that mean my "bulldog" look always be there? I really don't want it to be! i hate it.
Both: If underbite is dental (teeth out of alignment) but jaws are ok, braces alone may fix the problem. If both teeth and jaws don't match (sometimes u jaw too far back, more often l jaw too far forward) a combination of orthodontic rx and orthognathic (jaw) surgery is the answer. Start with a consultation with a qualified orthodontic specialist who can asses your personal requirements. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I m 21 and I have an underbite I had my braces since february of this year how long is it gonna take to correct my underbite my teeth are straight .?
I have an underbite but my molar teeths are aligned. There are spaces on my lower front teeth. Can my underbite be cured by braces?
Wish I could tell: but not possible to answer your question without an examination. Depends on dental malrelationships, skeletal malrelationships, presence or absence of tooth size discrepancies. See a fully qualified Orthodontic Specialist for a no-obligation initial exam (usually free or low cost) for an answer. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Im almost 18 and I have a slight underbite. My molar teeth are aligned and I have overcrowding on my upper teeth. Can my underbite be cured by braces?
Severe underbite: Yes, braces are usually required for the tooth straightening portion of the treatment, while headgear, extractions, and/or surgery are used to address the underlying skeletal problem. Consultation with an oral surgeon as well as an orthodontist are both needed to plan this treatment. Careful consideration is needed to decide if braces alone are a good solution. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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