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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

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

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

Braces - jaw surgery: Your teeth will have aligned themselves to accommodate the current misaligned jaw relationship. Once the jaws are aligned the teeth will not fit. Braces are usually used before the jaw surgery to provide the correct alignment of teeth after the surgery is completed. Typically you will need additional ortho tooth alignment after the surgery. All this requires the braces on your teeth. ...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 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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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 effective are braces for treating underbites and crossbites vs. Overbites?

Very effective: Braces will treat all these well. Just see one to let them answer these questions. An initial exam is usually free and a lot of information can be gained by this visit. ...Read more

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If my underbite is hereditary (I got it from my grandfather), it can't be fixed with braces alone, can it? If my jaw is the problem?

If my underbite is hereditary (I got it from my grandfather), it can't be fixed with braces alone, can it? If my jaw is the problem?

Skeletal Issues: If the jaw size discrepancy is skeletal in nature, then you need to correct it surgically, not orthodontically. If the discrepancy is minor, then orthodontics may help correct the bite somewhat. Your best bet is to consult with an orthodontist/oral surgeon team since each case is different and no one answer applies to everyone. ...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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