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Old 03-29-2014, 02:31 AM
 
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Can overbite be fixed with braces? How long does it take to be fixed? Does it make face look ugly? Please answer.
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Old 03-29-2014, 07:13 AM
 
Location: Mississauga
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Actually it depend upon how bad your overbite is. If you have a deep overbite then it really show some improvement.
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Old 03-29-2014, 01:10 PM
 
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Can overbite be fixed with braces? How long does it take to be fixed? Does it make face look ugly? Please answer.
Yes.

Depends. Get a consultation.

No. If your face is ugly, it will stay ugly. If your face is pretty, you will have braces for 18-36 months.
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Old 03-29-2014, 03:43 PM
 
Location: Sloooowcala Florida
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I never understood this so perhaps someone could explain. In an overbite, the bottom jaw is smaller than the top. Do braces stretch the bottom somehow so it will align with the top or does in reduce the top so that it aligns with the bottom?
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Old 03-29-2014, 03:57 PM
 
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I never understood this so perhaps someone could explain. In an overbite, the bottom jaw is smaller than the top. Do braces stretch the bottom somehow so it will align with the top or does in reduce the top so that it aligns with the bottom?
Isn't it obvious. They take metal support beams and surgically install them between the both sides of the jaw. I heard the dentist does this without anesthesia.
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Old 03-31-2014, 11:19 PM
 
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I never understood this so perhaps someone could explain. In an overbite, the bottom jaw is smaller than the top. Do braces stretch the bottom somehow so it will align with the top or does in reduce the top so that it aligns with the bottom?
In EXTREME overbites, surgically is usually indicated to elongate the mandible. In more routine overbites, typically the upper teeth are "pulled in". If there is insufficient room to do this, a bicuspid on either side can be extracted to make room to pull everything in. The lower teeth are set to the occlusion of the upper teeth.
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