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Dr. Thomas Tilson Dr. Tilson
Dentistry - Orthodontics
33 years in practice
Marquette University School of Dentistry
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What orthodontic procedures have to be done to correct an underbite?

Patient dependent: Every patient is unique. It is best to see and orthodontist and let them determine a plan based on qualified information. Then have an informative conversation that can answer all your questions to your satisfaction. ...Read more

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Dr. Arnold Malerman
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Orthodontics (Definition)

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


Dr. Arnold Malerman Dr. Malerman
Dentistry - Orthodontics
49 years in practice
Maurice H. Kornberg School of Dentistry (Temple University)
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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?

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?

Good Rx Plan: First root canal treatment to eliminate infection. Second tooth movement to create the best "bite" and best platform on which to do restorations. Third, once teeth properly aligned the best possible restorations can be accomplished. Go with it. ...Read more

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Dr. Kayvon Javid Dr. Javid
Dentistry
16 years in practice
University of Southern California the Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry
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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?

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?

Maybe: The insurance benefit varies so depending on what type of coverage you have your insurance company may or may not cover all or some of this procedure. You need to see an oral surgeon and have them look in to your benefits. ...Read more

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Dr. Paul Grin Dr. Grin
Pain Management
32 years in practice
UCLA School of Dentistry
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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

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

See OFP specialist: Orofacial Pain practitioners are dedicated exclusively to the treatment of orofacial pain, jaw pain, facial pain, bruxism and TMJ disorders. Find a doctor close to where you live or work. ...Read more

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Dr. John Spolyar Dr. Spolyar
Dentistry - Orthodontics
50 years in practice
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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

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 more

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Dr. Stuart Hoffman Dr. Hoffman
Dentistry - Orthodontics
26 years in practice
University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine
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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.

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 more

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Dr. Shawn Murray Dr. Murray
Dentistry
11 years in practice
University of the Pacific Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry
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How much can be done with orthodontics?

How much can be done with orthodontics?

Amazing Smiles: Orthodontics can give you the beautiful smile you deserve. There are so many amazing things that can be done with braces. Check out my tv interview at www.Thewellnoushour.Com and search for me dr. Shawn murray. ...Read more

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Dr. Stuart Hoffman Dr. Hoffman
Dentistry - Orthodontics
26 years in practice
University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine
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What can be done to straighten an orthodontic wire?

What can be done to straighten an orthodontic wire?

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 more

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Dr. Gary Chapman Dr. Chapman
Dentistry - Orthodontics
31 years in practice
Creighton University School of Dentistry
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What are some texts that look into orthodontic procedures?

What are some texts that look into orthodontic procedures?

Get a consultation: Most orthodontists will perform an initial exam for free. As opposed to trying to digest 10 years of formal education (training time for an orthodontist), seek a couple opinions. Go with the one that sounds right for you. ...Read more

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Dr. Shawn Murray Dr. Murray
Dentistry
11 years in practice
University of the Pacific Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry
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What types of tooth movement can be done in orthodontics?

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 more

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Dr. Kevin Hanley Dr. Hanley
Dentistry - Orthodontics
39 years in practice
State University of New York at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine
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Which kinds of tooth movements can be done in orthodontics?

Which kinds of tooth movements can be done in orthodontics?

Many: Teeth can be moved in all three planes of space through orthodontics. They can be moved up and down, rotated and side to side. Orthodontics will allow your teeth to be aligned properly so that they will look great and function properly. ...Read more

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Dr. James Bates Dr. Bates
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial
32 years in practice
Texas Tech University School of Medicine
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Can I correct an underbite as an adult?

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 more

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Dr. S. Jay Bowman Dr. Bowman
Dentistry - Orthodontics
32 years in practice
Saint Louis University School of Medicine
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How long does it take to correct an underbite?

How long does it take to correct an underbite?

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 more

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Dr. Michael Dean Dr. Dean
Dentistry
5 years in practice
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How much can be done in orthodontics?

How much can be done in orthodontics?

Plenty!: There are limits, however beautiful and healthy smiles can be created with orthodontics at any age. ...Read more

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Dr. Hilary Baskin Dr. Baskin
Dentistry - Orthodontics
24 years in practice
Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University
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What what is done at an orthodontic second appointment?

Braces: depends greatly on your case, but typically we will band and bond all the braces at this second appointment ...Read more

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Dr. Robert Douglas Dr. Douglas
Dentistry - Orthodontics
47 years in practice
Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
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I’m looking to reverse a previous orthodontic procedure. Who would I got to have this reversed. ?

Your orthodontist: the Orthodontist who did the work will have the best understanding of what was done and how best th reverse it. Some movements are not easily reversible. Good luck ...Read more

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Dr. Edward Zuckerberg Dr. Zuckerberg
Dentistry
39 years in practice
New York University College of Dentistry
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Hi. I'm 18 and I have a slight underbite. Can it get any worse and can I still correct it without surgery?

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 more

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Dr. Stuart Hoffman Dr. Hoffman
Dentistry - Orthodontics
26 years in practice
University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine
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Ideas? What orthodontic procedure can help eroded enamel?

Ideas? What orthodontic procedure can help eroded enamel?

Not Ortho: Eroded enamel is from chemical exposure (acid) or physical (bruxism clenching). Orthodontics (tooth movement) cannot fix eroded enamel. ...Read more

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Dr. David Schleimer Dr. Schleimer
Dentistry - Orthodontics
34 years in practice
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
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What are the orthodontic appliances used to correct an overbite?

What are the orthodontic appliances used to correct an overbite?

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 more

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Dr. Arnold Malerman Dr. Malerman
Dentistry - Orthodontics
49 years in practice
Maurice H. Kornberg School of Dentistry (Temple University)
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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.

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 more

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Underbite (Definition)

"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