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Why Does It Seem My Overbite Is Getting Worse I Grind At Night
Should i go to the doctor or should I wait? I was hit last night in the jaw, i heard a pop and pain to my ear. I can move my jaw but when i try to open it wide i get nasty pain and when i close my jaw my teeth are not lining up almost like and overbite an
Depends: A vertical and horizontal overbite of 2-3 mm is normal. A more extreme overbite can be corrected with cosmetic restorative procedures. Some may need orthodontic treatment but that can result in bone loss. Some can also be corrected surgically. Please seek an evaluation from a good restorative dentist/ prosthodontist. He or she will help you decide if one or a combination of techniques are right. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
"Get?": An overbite, horizontal or vertical, will not "get" you braces, will not mandate that you be treated. Any dental positional irregularity that you, as a layman, can see is usually just the tip of the iceberg. Have an examination performed by a qualified Orthodontic Specialist to see if you have a malocclusion, and if so what can be done to correct it. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Not easily: Orthodontic Care will put your teeth into place. If your overbite is mild, it may be possible to reshape your teeth, but not if you have a severe skeletal component...can't "straighten" teeth on jaws that don't match. Also know that braces require postRx retention. Restorations require periodic repair/replacement. See both Orthodontic Specialist & Cosmetic Dentist for consultations. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes: Yes , consult with an orthodontist.Get a more detailed answer ›
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