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I have a mild class 3 malocclusion. How long will it take braces to fix this?

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Dr. Gary Brigham
Dentistry - Orthodontics
3 doctors agree

In brief: Ask your doctor

A malocclusion varies from one patient to another. Only the doctor treating your case is capable of offering a reasonable estimation of treatment time.

In brief: Ask your doctor

A malocclusion varies from one patient to another. Only the doctor treating your case is capable of offering a reasonable estimation of treatment time.
Dr. Gary Brigham
Dr. Gary Brigham
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Dr. Arnold Malerman
Dentistry - Orthodontics
2 doctors agree

In brief: Average 18-24 months

But "mild" is an elusive term. Is your problem dental, skeletal, or a combination of both.
Do you have a deep bite or an open bite. Do you have enough room for all your teeth when properly aligned. Is your upper jaw proper width to match lower jaw. All these factors, and so many more, have to be taken into account when estimating treatment time. See an orthodontic specialist.

In brief: Average 18-24 months

But "mild" is an elusive term. Is your problem dental, skeletal, or a combination of both.
Do you have a deep bite or an open bite. Do you have enough room for all your teeth when properly aligned. Is your upper jaw proper width to match lower jaw. All these factors, and so many more, have to be taken into account when estimating treatment time. See an orthodontic specialist.
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Dr. Arnold Malerman
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Dr. S. Jay Bowman
Dentistry - Orthodontics
2 doctors agree

In brief: Depends

It all depends upon the nature of the underbite and the severity.
As adults, true, severe skeletal discrepancies are usually dealt with by either extractions of teeth to hide or camouflage and/or orthognathic surgery. The only way to determine the severity of your situation is with an appointment with your orthodontic specialist.

In brief: Depends

It all depends upon the nature of the underbite and the severity.
As adults, true, severe skeletal discrepancies are usually dealt with by either extractions of teeth to hide or camouflage and/or orthognathic surgery. The only way to determine the severity of your situation is with an appointment with your orthodontic specialist.
Dr. S. Jay Bowman
Dr. S. Jay Bowman
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1 doctor agrees

In brief: As your orthodontist

Treatment times range widely and there is no one better to answer your question than the doctor who will be treating you.

In brief: As your orthodontist

Treatment times range widely and there is no one better to answer your question than the doctor who will be treating you.
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
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Dr. Hilary Baskin
Dentistry - Orthodontics

In brief: Need more info

Depends on many factors-- are there crossbites? Rotated teeth? I would consult with 2 or 3 orthodontists who can see your teeth (assuming you got this diagnosis from one orthodontist and are concerned about the time estimate they provided).

In brief: Need more info

Depends on many factors-- are there crossbites? Rotated teeth? I would consult with 2 or 3 orthodontists who can see your teeth (assuming you got this diagnosis from one orthodontist and are concerned about the time estimate they provided).
Dr. Hilary Baskin
Dr. Hilary Baskin
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Dr. David Schleimer
Dentistry - Orthodontics

In brief: How mild?

As you are not growing anymore, we can only work with what you have.
An internet diagnosis of the severity of your class iii malocclusion is impossible, but there are many ways to approach it conventionally: we now have bone anchors, multi-loop edgewise technique (meaw) and if not too severe you are very likely to be helped. Time? Can't see you from here. Best of luck!

In brief: How mild?

As you are not growing anymore, we can only work with what you have.
An internet diagnosis of the severity of your class iii malocclusion is impossible, but there are many ways to approach it conventionally: we now have bone anchors, multi-loop edgewise technique (meaw) and if not too severe you are very likely to be helped. Time? Can't see you from here. Best of luck!
Dr. David Schleimer
Dr. David Schleimer
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