21 doctors weighed in:
What can I do about a class 3 underbite & crossbite?
21 doctors weighed in

Dr. David Ostreicher
Dentistry - Orthodontics
7 doctors agree
In brief: Surgery
At 33 years old, the best answer would be a combination of orthodontics and orthognathic surgery.

In brief: Surgery
At 33 years old, the best answer would be a combination of orthodontics and orthognathic surgery.
Dr. David Ostreicher
Dr. David Ostreicher
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Dr. Stephen Carter
Dentistry - Orthodontics
7 doctors agree
In brief: See an Orthodontist
Depending on the severity of your underbite & crossbite you may be able to achieve a good correction with only braces or invisalign.
However, the more severe cases may need jaw surgery along with your braces to reach an acceptable result. Your orthodontist will be able to tell you which treatment plan is best in your particular case. Remember most orthodontists do free initial consults.

In brief: See an Orthodontist
Depending on the severity of your underbite & crossbite you may be able to achieve a good correction with only braces or invisalign.
However, the more severe cases may need jaw surgery along with your braces to reach an acceptable result. Your orthodontist will be able to tell you which treatment plan is best in your particular case. Remember most orthodontists do free initial consults.
Dr. Stephen Carter
Dr. Stephen Carter
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Dr. Arnold Malerman
Dentistry - Orthodontics
2 doctors agree
In brief: Get info
Depending on severity your solution may mandate Orthodontic (braces) Treatment or Orthodontic Treatment and jaw surgery.
See a fully qualified Orthodontic Specialist for an initial examination (often no charge) for discussion of your problem set. Malocclusions are like snowflakes, no two are alike. Ask your Dentist for recommendation for an Orthodontist.

In brief: Get info
Depending on severity your solution may mandate Orthodontic (braces) Treatment or Orthodontic Treatment and jaw surgery.
See a fully qualified Orthodontic Specialist for an initial examination (often no charge) for discussion of your problem set. Malocclusions are like snowflakes, no two are alike. Ask your Dentist for recommendation for an Orthodontist.
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Dr. Arnold Malerman
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Dr. Thomas Tilson
Dentistry - Orthodontics
2 doctors agree
In brief: Get an Exam
It is best for you to see an orthodontist and let them answer your specific questions.
This exam is very informative and usually complimentary.

In brief: Get an Exam
It is best for you to see an orthodontist and let them answer your specific questions.
This exam is very informative and usually complimentary.
Dr. Thomas Tilson
Dr. Thomas Tilson
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Dr. Hilary Baskin
Dentistry - Orthodontics
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Orthodontics
We address issues like yours every day.
See a couple of orthodontists for free consultations, discuss treatment options and choose the one you are most comfortable with.

In brief: Orthodontics
We address issues like yours every day.
See a couple of orthodontists for free consultations, discuss treatment options and choose the one you are most comfortable with.
Dr. Hilary Baskin
Dr. Hilary Baskin
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1 doctor agrees
In brief: Good diagnosis
The crossbite should be treated as soon as possible by an orthodontist.
Depending on the diagnosis, the upper jaw can be advanced, the lower teeth retracted or a combination of both involving orthodontics and/or surgery.

In brief: Good diagnosis
The crossbite should be treated as soon as possible by an orthodontist.
Depending on the diagnosis, the upper jaw can be advanced, the lower teeth retracted or a combination of both involving orthodontics and/or surgery.
Dr. Robert Eckelson
Dr. Robert Eckelson
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Dr. William Dabney
Dentistry - Orthodontics
In brief: Underbit
You wil probably need braces and jaw surgery .
Sometimes a compromise can be made and you may only need extractions and ortho treatment.

In brief: Underbit
You wil probably need braces and jaw surgery .
Sometimes a compromise can be made and you may only need extractions and ortho treatment.
Dr. William Dabney
Dr. William Dabney
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