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Can you tell me if i could have underbite surgery without braces?

Can you tell me if i could have underbite surgery without braces?

Yes, but: If your upper and lower teeth are both straight, not crowded or spaced, then you might be able to do the surgery without braces. However, usually you would need some form of fixation, where you jaws are wired shut for a period of time. ...Read more

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Underbite (Definition)

"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


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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)

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)

Depends: Could be 12-15 months or it could be much longer and could require jaw surgery to completely treat your underbite. Please see an orthodontist or two and get a qualified estimate for your particular case. Most orthodontists do free initial exams. ...Read more

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Can you tell me info on braces for underbite?

Can you tell me info  on braces for underbite?

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 more

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What is the best way to correct an underbite: jaw surgery or braces?

What is the best way to correct an underbite:  jaw surgery or braces?

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 more

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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 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 .?

Ask orthodontist: Without seeing your precise case, no one on this site is really, truthfully going to be able to address your question. The person that will, however, is your orthodontist. Ask them during your next appointment. ...Read more

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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?

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 more

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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?

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?

Underbite: Sometimes teeth may appear to be in a good, stable position, but in reality, they are in a "compensated" position. Seeking an experienced orthodontist in conjunction with an oral and maxillofacial surgeon would be the next step. ...Read more

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Can braces alone fix a bad underbite?

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 more

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Dr. Barbara Lavi
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Braces (Definition)

They are used in orthodontics. The braces are put onto the teeth at precise anatomical locations, and wire runs through the braces and brings teeth into proper alignment. This is a very short answer for a very ...Read more