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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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
"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
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.
Growth: For females, at 18 the overwhelming majority of lower jaw growth is finished. Rarely it can continue for a year or so more. If the skeletal underbite is truly slight, i think that you very well may be "out of the woods". It is entirely genetic and there is no way of restraining it. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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