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What Orthodontic Procedures Have To Be Done To Correct An Underbite
An orthodontist is a dentist who has had additional years of schooling in the discipline of facial and oral structures. They use braces and appliances to align the jaws and teeth for proper form and function. Straighter teeth not only look good, but also allow better oral hygiene, less periodontal ...Read more
My dentist listed the following to be done on me, 1) rct 1/1 2) orthodontic correction 3) crown 1/1.... What do this mean?
I have a bad underbite and was told that i would need surgery to correct my jaw. I was wondering does my insurance cover that procedure?
Sorry I meant to ask with this severe cross and underbite with the jaw pain I have daily, what may have to be done? orthodontist or general denti
What exactly makes accelerated orthodontics "accelerated"? I've done a bit of reading on accelerated orthodontics, but from what i can tell much of it involves tooth extractions and some sort of surgical procedure. Is there some way in which the actual br
Tooth bone surgery: A radical and more expensive method but effective to shorten the initial stage of orthodontic treatment. This can reduce treatment time by a few months to perhaps one year. The protocol does not facilitate bite correction which can take much time, although exceptional, some bite correction can be done with initial stage of treatment. Insist risks are thoroughly explained for concent. ...Read moreSee 7 more doctor answers
Should I whiten my teeth before I have braces on? If I whiten my teeth will it affect the orthodontic work to be done? Thanks.
NO: In my professional opinion, wait until orthodontic treatment is completed before your attempt to whiten your teeth. The area under the braces will be different than the rest of the teeth as food/drink will affect the teeth, while under the braces will be different. It is best to wait, in my opinion, until AFTER ortho treatment is completed. ...Read moreSee 9 more doctor answers
Depends on the type.: All depends on the type of wire. Stainless steel wires are easier to straighten. Nickel titanium wires have memory are not as easy to straighten. Certain pliers are designed to do just that. Again, the question is very vague and would require to be more specific. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Tooth Movement: Teeth can amazingly be moved in many ways, up, down, sideways, in angles, etc. There are some factors and limitations to tooth movement such as ankylosis ( a tooth that has fused to a bone). Other factors include how far a tooth needs to be moved in the bone or if other teeth are in the way of the tooth being moved. So, teeth can be moved in most directions but there are limitations. ...Read moreSee 6 more doctor answers
Yes!: An underbite can be predictably corrected in adults using a combination of corrective jaw (orthognathic) surgery and orthodontics. Many of my patients are adults, and, while they dislike wearing braces, they tolerate it. But definitely the answer to your question is a profound yes. You should see a board-certified oral and maxillofacial surgeon for a full evaluation. ...Read moreSee 6 more doctor answers
Depends : It all depends upon the nature of the underbite and the severity. As adults, true, severe skeletal discrepancies are usually dealt with by either extractions of teeth to hide or camouflage and/or orthognathic surgery. The only way to determine the severity of your situation is with an appointment with your orthodontic specialist. ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
I’m looking to reverse a previous orthodontic procedure. Who would I got to have this reversed. ?
Hi. I'm 18 and I have a slight underbite. Can it get any worse and can I still correct it without surgery?
Braces may help: You say your underbite is "slight" which means there is a good chance you can have it corrected with braces or invisalign. The dentist who evaluates you needs to be well qualified in diagnosis since many underbites are due to skeletal alignment issues and not misaligned teeth and if so surgery may be the only correct option. ...Read moreSee 6 more doctor answers
Many: Bionators, frankels, mara's, headgear, pendulum, pendex, tad anchored appliances, forsus springs, twin blocks... The list goes on and on. Headgears in my opinion are passe', functional appliances work, but in a different way than most people think. The best treatment is one that understands facial growth, its limits and whether or not conventional orthodontics or surgery will be used. ...Read moreSee 8 more doctor answers
Will wearing top and bottom retainers prevent my underbite from coming back? i am done growing(28yrs) If so, how? If not, how can i prevent it again.
Wear retainers: At 28 your skeletal growth has ceased, however bone is a living tissue that undergoes remodeling throughout life. Retainers will have little effect on your skeletal (jaw) relationships, but will help prevent dental relapse. The decision as to what type of retainer is best for stabilizing your correction, and how they should be worn, is best made by your Orthodontic Specialist or treating Dentist ...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
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