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Doctor insights on: Underbite Braces Before And After

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Can braces alone fix a bad underbite?

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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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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Do braces pretty easily help fix underbites?

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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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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How to know if i need braces for this underbite?

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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How do I know if i need braces (top and bottom) for an underbite?

How do I know if i need braces (top and bottom) for an underbite?

See orthodontist: only an evaluation from a professional that can see your teeth and bite will really be able to assess ...Read more

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Is it possible that the rubber bands on my braces gave me an underbite?

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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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?

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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Can damon braces fix little underbite?

Can damon braces fix little underbite?

No magic: There's no magic to any particular appliance system, including the Damon Appliance. The magic is the training, experience, and skill of the practitioner. See a fully qualified Orthodontic Specialist for examination. ...Read more

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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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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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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