How Long to Correct a Cross-bite and Overbite with Braces?
- Asked by SarahJalali in Houston, TX
- 1 year ago
My mom said I'll need braces (since the invisalign didn't work out). Everyone says I'll probably have to have braces for about 6-10 months, but I've read online that they take about 1-2 years & my friends who have had braces before said they've had them for 2 years, but their teeth were much worse than mine. My dentist says I have a cross-bite and slight overbite but hasn't told me yet how long I would have to have them in. So I wanted to ask professionals so I could stop freaking out.
Cross bite correction with braces
From your photos it appears that you have a cross bite on your left side. It seems that your lower jaw is shifted slightly to your left. This is usually caused by a narrow upper jaw, so conventional braces should expand your upper jaw wide enough to correct the cross bite. It may not take two years but at least a year. Good luck!
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