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Underbite Braces Before And After
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 moreGet help from a doctor now ›
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
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 moreGet help from a doctor now ›
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 moreGet help from a doctor now ›
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 moreGet help from a doctor now ›
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 moreGet help from a doctor now ›
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 moreGet help from a doctor now ›
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