Doctor insights on:
"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)
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
How will my underbite actually be fixed with braces? How can they get the bottom under and then behind the top- they will get in each others way no?
Depends: Depends on the severity of your problem. Without thoroughly examining you we can only "guess". For patients with a moderate to severe problem, treatment is often orthognathic surgery--this treatment involves your dentist, orthodontist and oral surgeon. They must be knowledgeable ; talented. You can always consider a 2nd opinion. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
- Talk to a doctor live online for free
- Can underbites be fixed with braces?
- Underbite braces before and after
- Underbite surgery without braces
- Ask a doctor a question free online
- Underbite fixed with braces
- Underbite fixed with braces only
- Underbite braces only
- Can braces correct underbite?
- Talk to a dentist online for free