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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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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


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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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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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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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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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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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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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What can be done to straighten an orthodontic wire?

Not much: Once the wire is kinked, the lattice structure of the metal has been permanently altered and the wire needs to be replaced before the bend moves teeth out of position. So the best way to straighten a bent wire is with a telephone...call your Orthodontic Specialist for repairs...now. ...Read more

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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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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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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