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How does malocclusion affect my body weight?
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Dr. David Schleimer
Dentistry - Orthodontics
2 doctors agree
In brief: Not much
After 30 years of treating malocclusions, i can say without reservation that the kids intake of calories are just fine.
There are rare cases identified very early in life where the malocclusion is so severe that it impedes eating, but those have been all orthopedic cases. Plenty of folks 1 or 2 generations ago took dentures out to eat.

In brief: Not much
After 30 years of treating malocclusions, i can say without reservation that the kids intake of calories are just fine.
There are rare cases identified very early in life where the malocclusion is so severe that it impedes eating, but those have been all orthopedic cases. Plenty of folks 1 or 2 generations ago took dentures out to eat.
Dr. David Schleimer
Dr. David Schleimer
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Dr. Arnold Malerman
Dentistry - Orthodontics
1 doctor agrees
In brief: It doesn't
Body wight is a function of calories in vrs calories out, not tooth/jaw malrelationships.
When in braces if you eat a healthy diet and get lots of exercise it can change your body weight, but the same thing happens without braces. You might want to talk to both an orthodontist and a nutritionist for the full picture.

In brief: It doesn't
Body wight is a function of calories in vrs calories out, not tooth/jaw malrelationships.
When in braces if you eat a healthy diet and get lots of exercise it can change your body weight, but the same thing happens without braces. You might want to talk to both an orthodontist and a nutritionist for the full picture.
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Dr. Arnold Malerman
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Dr. Jeffrey Miller
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: If
If it stops you from eating high calorie food, keep it until you are at ideal weight , then fix it.

In brief: If
If it stops you from eating high calorie food, keep it until you are at ideal weight , then fix it.
Dr. Jeffrey Miller
Dr. Jeffrey Miller
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Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management
In brief: Weight loss
Malocclusion leads to poor use of food, loss of appetite, and weight loss.
Chewing becomes increasingly difficult, and severe malnutrition may lead to weight loss. See your orthodontist for examination, imaging and treatment.

In brief: Weight loss
Malocclusion leads to poor use of food, loss of appetite, and weight loss.
Chewing becomes increasingly difficult, and severe malnutrition may lead to weight loss. See your orthodontist for examination, imaging and treatment.
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin
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Dr. Hilary Baskin
Dentistry - Orthodontics
In brief: It should not
It can impact how you chew food, which could impact digestion and overall health.
But what you eat much more than how you chew it and how you exercise will always be the key drivers of body weight.

In brief: It should not
It can impact how you chew food, which could impact digestion and overall health.
But what you eat much more than how you chew it and how you exercise will always be the key drivers of body weight.
Dr. Hilary Baskin
Dr. Hilary Baskin
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