Can upper crooked teeth be straightened without correcting an underbite?
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Can I get straight teeth and not correct my bite?
Nobody has a perfect skeletal alignment..but orthodontists can move the teeth to compensate for the bones being out of place. But, the further off the bones are the more compromising is needed. At a certain point, it becomes impossible to obtain an ideal result without surgery. This doesn't mean you have to have surgery...sometimes we settle for what we call a "Hollywood smile"...straight teeth and an uncorrected bite....not perfect but better than nothing.
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