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Can braces not fix some kinds of malocclusion?
7 doctors weighed in

Dr. Shawn Murray
Dentistry
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Braces
The one situation is when someone is going to lose their teeth due to periodontal disease.
However, most situations can be fixed but may require several different dental experts to coordinate a comprehensive treatment.

In brief: Braces
The one situation is when someone is going to lose their teeth due to periodontal disease.
However, most situations can be fixed but may require several different dental experts to coordinate a comprehensive treatment.
Dr. Shawn Murray
Dr. Shawn Murray
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1 doctor agrees
In brief: Sure.
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Wikipedia.Org/wiki/pierre_robin_syndrome usually needs surgery to correct.

In brief: Sure.
For example, this: http://en.
Wikipedia.Org/wiki/pierre_robin_syndrome usually needs surgery to correct.
Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
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Dr. Hilary Baskin
Dentistry - Orthodontics
In brief: Unusual
We can fix most malocclusions.
But yes, sometimes surgery is required. I would consult with an orthodontist.

In brief: Unusual
We can fix most malocclusions.
But yes, sometimes surgery is required. I would consult with an orthodontist.
Dr. Hilary Baskin
Dr. Hilary Baskin
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Dr. Arnold Malerman
Dentistry - Orthodontics
In brief: Age dependant
Most malocclusions in children can be treated successfully with braces and other orthodontic treatment modalities.
Most malocclusions in adults can be treated successfully with braces and other treatment modalities, sometimes including jaw surgery. Orthodontic treatment is 95% successful with braces for kids, 90% for adults, and 41% with clear aligners.

In brief: Age dependant
Most malocclusions in children can be treated successfully with braces and other orthodontic treatment modalities.
Most malocclusions in adults can be treated successfully with braces and other treatment modalities, sometimes including jaw surgery. Orthodontic treatment is 95% successful with braces for kids, 90% for adults, and 41% with clear aligners.
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Dr. Arnold Malerman
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Dr. James Sidman
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery - Pediatric
In brief: Yes, definitely
There are times when the malocclusion is so severe that surgery needs to be done in addition to braces.
This surgery is usually delayed until facial growth is complete, but there are exceptions. An oral surgeon works with the orthodontist to make a plan for the patient.

In brief: Yes, definitely
There are times when the malocclusion is so severe that surgery needs to be done in addition to braces.
This surgery is usually delayed until facial growth is complete, but there are exceptions. An oral surgeon works with the orthodontist to make a plan for the patient.
Dr. James Sidman
Dr. James Sidman
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