9 doctors weighed in:
How can I help malocclusion?
9 doctors weighed in

Dr. Wayne Roccia
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial
4 doctors agree
In brief: Orthodontist
Your local orthodontist is the expert in dental occlusion.
They will be able to develop a treatment plan to fit your expectations.

In brief: Orthodontist
Your local orthodontist is the expert in dental occlusion.
They will be able to develop a treatment plan to fit your expectations.
Dr. Wayne Roccia
Dr. Wayne Roccia
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Dr. David Schleimer
Make sure that oral and nasal breathing are within normal and that any pernicious habits (tongue thrusting, thumb sucking etc) are addressed. Other than that, a doctor must help guide you. Orthodontics really is a wonderful specialty!
Dr. David Ostreicher
Dentistry - Orthodontics
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Invisalign
The best choice for a 40 year old patient with malocclusion would be invisalign, a series of nearly invisible trays that are worn for 22 hours per day.

In brief: Invisalign
The best choice for a 40 year old patient with malocclusion would be invisalign, a series of nearly invisible trays that are worn for 22 hours per day.
Dr. David Ostreicher
Dr. David Ostreicher
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Dr. Jason Clark
Anyone considering straight teeth should seek a thorough evaluation from a qualified health care provider. Invisalign will not provide optimal results for all 40 year olds.
Dr. Arnold Malerman
In the hands of skilled Orthodontic Specialists traditional Orthodontic treatment averages >90% improvement in function, stability, and esthetics. Clear Aligners average <50% improvement, usually at higher cost. Many non-Orthodontists have become enamored with the Invisalign Appliance because it's available to them with diagnostic decisions handed over to a lab tech.
Dr. Hilary Baskin
Dentistry - Orthodontics
1 doctor agrees
In brief: See an orthodontist
Don't know any other way to address this.

In brief: See an orthodontist
Don't know any other way to address this.
Dr. Hilary Baskin
Dr. Hilary Baskin
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Dr. David Schleimer
Dentistry - Orthodontics
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Consult with Dr.
Not all malocclusions need treatment, but many will benefit from it.
There is little one can do at home to effect a more positive outcome. Quit bad habits: thumb or finger sucking etc, access continuing and preventive dental care. If your dds feels orthodontics would be of help, investigate with a specialist, it really is a wonderful specialty. Good luck!

In brief: Consult with Dr.
Not all malocclusions need treatment, but many will benefit from it.
There is little one can do at home to effect a more positive outcome. Quit bad habits: thumb or finger sucking etc, access continuing and preventive dental care. If your dds feels orthodontics would be of help, investigate with a specialist, it really is a wonderful specialty. Good luck!
Dr. David Schleimer
Dr. David Schleimer
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Dr. Arnold Malerman
Dentistry - Orthodontics
In brief: Team-work
The team of you, your dentist, and an orthodontic specialist will work together to resolve your bad bite.
See a qualified orthodontist (ask your dentist for referral) to get the (if you'll pardon the pun) "straight story." you'll be glad you did.

In brief: Team-work
The team of you, your dentist, and an orthodontic specialist will work together to resolve your bad bite.
See a qualified orthodontist (ask your dentist for referral) to get the (if you'll pardon the pun) "straight story." you'll be glad you did.
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Dr. Arnold Malerman
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