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How long will it take to fix an overbite with braces?
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Dr. S. Jay Bowman
Dentistry - Orthodontics
In brief: Overbite
In layman's terms, an "overbite" typically refers to the upper front teeth sticking out horizontally, further than the lower front teeth.
An orthodontist defines an "overbite" as the vertical overlap of the upper front teeth over the lower front teeth. They are very different situations unfortunately with the same name. Have an exam with an orthodontist to determine the problem & time involved.

In brief: Overbite
In layman's terms, an "overbite" typically refers to the upper front teeth sticking out horizontally, further than the lower front teeth.
An orthodontist defines an "overbite" as the vertical overlap of the upper front teeth over the lower front teeth. They are very different situations unfortunately with the same name. Have an exam with an orthodontist to determine the problem & time involved.
Dr. S. Jay Bowman
Dr. S. Jay Bowman
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Dr. Daniel Sampson
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial
In brief: It varies
Orthodontic treatment length will vary depending on the severity of the problem being treated, faithfully following treatment instructions, etc.
An orthodontist treating you can give you an estimated treatment length.

In brief: It varies
Orthodontic treatment length will vary depending on the severity of the problem being treated, faithfully following treatment instructions, etc.
An orthodontist treating you can give you an estimated treatment length.
Dr. Daniel Sampson
Dr. Daniel Sampson
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In brief: Usually 18-24 months
Typically, it will take 18-24 months of bands and brackets to correct most overbites.
Most cases take 24 months. Extreme cases will take longer and may require surgery in addition to the braces.

In brief: Usually 18-24 months
Typically, it will take 18-24 months of bands and brackets to correct most overbites.
Most cases take 24 months. Extreme cases will take longer and may require surgery in addition to the braces.
Dr. Justin Zumstein
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