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What procedures treat malocclusion?

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Dr. Stanley Siu
Dentistry - Cosmetic
3 doctors agree

In brief: Jaw surgery, ortho

Malocclusion is a problem in the way the upper & lower teeth fit together in biting or chewing.
It literally means "bad bite". The two main forms of malocclusion are skeletal & dental. Skeletal requires orthognathic surgery & orthodontics to correct. Dental malocclusion can be corrected by ortho alone. Some malocclusion can be corrected by having restorative work done alone or in combo w/ ortho.

In brief: Jaw surgery, ortho

Malocclusion is a problem in the way the upper & lower teeth fit together in biting or chewing.
It literally means "bad bite". The two main forms of malocclusion are skeletal & dental. Skeletal requires orthognathic surgery & orthodontics to correct. Dental malocclusion can be corrected by ortho alone. Some malocclusion can be corrected by having restorative work done alone or in combo w/ ortho.
Dr. Stanley Siu
Dr. Stanley Siu
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Dr. David Schleimer
Dentistry - Orthodontics
2 doctors agree

In brief: Infinite ways

Malocclusions (bad bites) are due to jaw incompatibilities, tooth positions and endless combinations of both.
Any procedure either removable or fixed (braces) that changes that situation for the better would fit the criteria. How well it treats the malocclusion has to do with the sophistication of the appliances, skill of clinician and severity of the problem(s).

In brief: Infinite ways

Malocclusions (bad bites) are due to jaw incompatibilities, tooth positions and endless combinations of both.
Any procedure either removable or fixed (braces) that changes that situation for the better would fit the criteria. How well it treats the malocclusion has to do with the sophistication of the appliances, skill of clinician and severity of the problem(s).
Dr. David Schleimer
Dr. David Schleimer
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Dr. Hilary Baskin
Dentistry - Orthodontics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Orthodontics

Thats what we do!

In brief: Orthodontics

Thats what we do!
Dr. Hilary Baskin
Dr. Hilary Baskin
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Dr. S. Jay Bowman
Dentistry - Orthodontics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Orthodontics

Orthodontics is the specialty in dentistry for the treatment and correction of dental malocclusions (bad bites).

In brief: Orthodontics

Orthodontics is the specialty in dentistry for the treatment and correction of dental malocclusions (bad bites).
Dr. S. Jay Bowman
Dr. S. Jay Bowman
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Dr. Arnold Malerman
Dentistry - Orthodontics

In brief: Orthodontics

Don't fall into the "gadget" trap.
Don't become dazzled by glitz. Orthodontics is a service, not a product (gadget) specialty of dentistry that treats malocclusion (bad bite) by moving teeth and jaws (sometimes with help of oral surgeon) into best esthetics, function, and stability. See orthodontic specialist for diagnosis and treatment plan with approaches that will best help you personally.

In brief: Orthodontics

Don't fall into the "gadget" trap.
Don't become dazzled by glitz. Orthodontics is a service, not a product (gadget) specialty of dentistry that treats malocclusion (bad bite) by moving teeth and jaws (sometimes with help of oral surgeon) into best esthetics, function, and stability. See orthodontic specialist for diagnosis and treatment plan with approaches that will best help you personally.
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Dr. Arnold Malerman
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