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

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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Underbite (Definition)

An underbite can be a combination of underlying causes. The typical underbite is usually caused by the lower jaw growing at a faster forward rate than the upper jaw, or the upper jaw not growing as fast as the lower jaw, or a combination of the two. Also, there could be a 'dental' underbite caused by the bottom teeth being ahead of the top teeth ...Read more


Dr. Yaroslav Yarmolyuk
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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.

It could get worse: Andy, the reason you developed a skeletal underbite (anterior cross bite) in late teenage years is because of "late mandibular growth." this means that your lower jaw (mandible) can continue growing in you late teens and early twenties, after your upper jaw (maxilla) has stopped growing. In your case the underbite get get worse if your lower jaw continues growing in the next few years. ...Read more

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Dr. Daniel Lebowitz
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Dr. Hilary Baskin
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I have a severe underbite is there no way to have surgery before having braces?

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
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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
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Are braces necesisary before underbite surgery if teeth are already alligned straight?

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
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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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Dr. Stephen Carter
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Can braces alone fix a bad underbite?

Can braces alone fix a bad underbite?

Probably not: Adults with a severe underbite will typically require a combination of braces and orthognathic surgery to correct the malocclusion. See an orthodontist for a free consultation to determine your needs. ...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?

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. Gary Chapman
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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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Dr. Stephen Gordon
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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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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


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