What Would Be Best for Me? (photo)
- Asked by aahsiu1993 in New Zealand
- 4 months ago
I have what I think is an overbite, what would the process of "fixing" it be? I'm Guessing it is extreme because whenever I google overbite problems none are as intense as mine. What I am in for and how much, roughly, would I be looking at paying?
What is Best to Treat Severe Overjet and Lower Jaw Insufficiency?
You would best be treated by a dentist/orthodontist who will not just straighten your teeth but will consider facial aesthetics, airway health and TMJ health. To do this you would need to develop your upper dental arch and advance your lower jaw forward. Developing your upper arch will allow sufficient space for your lower jaw to be moved forward. Extracting teeth is NOT necessary and all can be accomplished with comfortable appliances without surgery of any kind.
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