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Can you tell me info on braces for underbite?

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Underbite
Resolution of underbite (Class III malocclusion) in adults requires Orthodontic treatment, and often Orthognathic (Jaw) surgery. Best advice I can give you is ask your Dentist for the name of the best Orthodontic Specialist in your area and schedule an initial examination (often no cost) to discuss your individual set of circumstances and their solutions.
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Can braces alone fix a bad underbite?

Probably not

Malocclusion
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.
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i have a severe underbite is there no way to have surgery before having braces?

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Best Rx plan is to line up top teeth to top jaw, bottom teeth to bottom jaw (about 12-18 months in braces), then have the jaws reset to match each other and the rest of the facial structures. Typically about 6 months more braces Rx is then required to provide for the best occlusion. Pretty much anything else is a compromise, with severely diminished prognoses. It's your face, do it right.
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Is it possible that the rubber bands on my braces gave me an underbite?

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Need to see your Orthodontist. He may want this to happen as a step in your treatment, or perhaps your response to elastics has been faster than average, or perhaps you've missed appropriate appointment interval. In any case, call your Orthodontist. This is not a big deal if addressed right away.
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Help please! Could braces fix an underbite? - before and after pictures

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Underbite
Depends on severity of problem. If dental malrelationship, may be fixable w braces. If skeletal malrelationship, may require b races and jaw surgery. See a qualified Orthodontic Specialist. Initial exam often free or low cost. Orthodontist can explain what treatments will work best for your particular problem.
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Are braces necesisary before underbite surgery if teeth are already alligned straight?

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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.
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Dr. Dinh Bui answered:

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

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Underbite
Underbite is a malocclusion that must be treated since it will destroy your back teeth over long term due to occlusal overload. Both arch is involved as the dentist will try to move the top teeth forward and bottom teeth backward (within limit). In the early age, growth guidance will help to develop the skeletal growth. Full Orthodontic treatment is highly recommended.
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Can you tell me if I could have underbite surgery without braces?

Yes, but

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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.
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What is the best way to correct an underbite: jaw surgery or braces?

Both

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If underbite is dental (teeth out of alignment) but jaws are OK, braces alone may fix the problem. If both teeth and jaws don't match (sometimes U jaw too far back, more often L jaw too far forward) a combination of Orthodontic Rx and Orthognathic (jaw) surgery is the answer. Start with a consultation with a qualified Orthodontic Specialist who can asses your personal requirements.
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Im 16 and have overlapping front teeth and a significant underbite, my canines are wonky aswell. Should i consider braces?

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Braces are only needed if you are having trouble speaking or chewing/eating. For cosmetic purposes, if you like the way your teeth are, that's great!! If you don't like the way they look, braces can definitely straighten them. See your local orthodontist for a consultation, if your underbite is severe, you may need more than braces.
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