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Dr. Hilary Baskin
Board Certified, Orthodontics
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Help please! could braces fix an underbite? - before and after pictures

Dr. Hilary Baskin
Board Certified, Orthodontics
23 years in practice
1M people helped
Help please! could braces fix an underbite? - before and after pictures

Orthodontist: See one first and discuss treatment options. There is a good chance they will be able to address this for you. while I can not provide pics I can assure you we have treated many adults with underbites and finished with amazing results and perfect smiles without any surgery ...Read more

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Dr. Ward Dean
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Dr. David Schleimer
Board Certified, Orthodontics
33 years in practice
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Im 18 and I have a slight skeletal underbite. Can it get worse? If so is there some way to stop it from growing? It developed at 16 after braces.

Dr. David Schleimer
Board Certified, Orthodontics
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Im 18 and I have a slight skeletal underbite. Can it get worse? If so is there some way to stop it from growing? It developed at 16 after braces.

Growth: For females, at 18 the overwhelming majority of lower jaw growth is finished. Rarely it can continue for a year or so more. If the skeletal underbite is truly slight, i think that you very well may be "out of the woods". It is entirely genetic and there is no way of restraining it. ...Read more

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Dr. Ward Dean
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Dr. Hilary Baskin
Board Certified, Orthodontics
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I have a severe underbite is there no way to have surgery before having braces?

Dr. Hilary Baskin
Board Certified, Orthodontics
23 years in practice
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I have a severe underbite is there no way to have surgery before having braces?

Talk to ortho: you may or may not need surgery. rather than ask this group that can not see your teeth, talk directly to your orthodontist who can discuss what would be most effective for your case. if you are talking surgery, I would get 2 or 3 ortho opinions first. ...Read more

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Dr. Arnold Malerman
Board Certified, Orthodontics
48 years in practice
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What to do if I have braces and I'm getting double-jaw surgery to correct an underbite. how long will What to do if I have to wear braces after the surgery?

Dr. Arnold Malerman
Board Certified, Orthodontics
48 years in practice
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What to do if I have braces and I'm getting double-jaw surgery to correct an underbite. how long will What to do if I have to wear braces after the surgery?

Ask: Ask both the Orthodontist and the Oral Surgeon. Your treatment was planned out before your braces went on. It takes 6 weeks for bone to fill surgical sites, 6 months for bone to mature. Usually takes about 6 months to fine tune the occlusion after surgery completed. Good for you having this done...you'll love the results, ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Stepovich
Board Certified, Orthodontics
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Are braces necesisary before underbite surgery if teeth are already alligned straight?

Dr. Michael Stepovich
Board Certified, Orthodontics
36 years in practice
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Are braces necesisary before underbite surgery if teeth are already alligned straight?

Underbite Surgery: From the question amount of underbite not described accept that the teeth are aligned. Usually the surgeon doing surgery would only do the surgery with an orthodontist doing brace, because the teeth have to fit after his surgery. Eventho a patient may feel the teeth are aligned they will not fit properly after surgery. At times no surgery is needed only braces. See ortho and have this explained. ...Read more

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Dr. Arnold Malerman
Board Certified, Orthodontics
48 years in practice
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How to know if i need braces for this underbite?

Dr. Arnold Malerman
Board Certified, Orthodontics
48 years in practice
17M people helped
How to know if i need braces for this underbite?

Underbites: Underbites do not self correct. Please see a bite specialist, an orthodontist, for evaluation. At an Orthodontist's office initial examinations are usually free or modest cost. Please call for an examination. You'll be glad you did. ...Read more

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Dr. Barton Conroy
Board Certified, General Practice
23 years in practice
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Can braces alone fix a bad underbite?

Dr. Barton Conroy
Board Certified, General Practice
23 years in practice
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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. Gary Chapman
Board Certified, Orthodontics
30 years in practice
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Do braces pretty easily help fix underbites?

Dr. Gary Chapman
Board Certified, Orthodontics
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Do braces pretty easily help fix underbites?

YES: Common problem solved all of the time by orthodontists. Seek out a consult. ...Read more

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Dr. Hilary Baskin
Board Certified, Orthodontics
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Is it possible that the rubber bands on my braces gave me an underbite?

Dr. Hilary Baskin
Board Certified, Orthodontics
23 years in practice
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Yes but unlikely: in theory, rubber bands can move the jaw and create an underbite-- but that is HIGHLY unlikely. Rather than ask this group, I STRONGLY suggest you discuss with your orthodontist-- IMMEDIATELY ...Read more

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Dr. Stephen Gordon
Board Certified, Dentistry
38 years in practice
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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?

Dr. Stephen Gordon
Board Certified, Dentistry
38 years in practice
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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 more

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