Monday, April 20, 2009

Is there anything to straighten teeth besides braces?

I have an overbight and can`t stand it! But, I don`t want braces and don`t need them because my teeth are straight I just don`t like the overbight. Is there anything, like something I can wear at night, to fix this?

Is there anything to straighten teeth besides braces?
is that the same as an open bite i ahve one too and i was wondering about the same i dont think so
Reply:Invisaline a new product most dentist would know about. I think that the name.
Reply:Besides for surgery, I%26#039;d say braces is the only way to fix it. They aren%26#039;t just for straightening teeth,you know. Fixing an overbite or an underbite can only be done with orthodontic appliances or surgery as far as I know.
Reply:This really depends on a lot of factors. Your teeth may be straight, but it sounds like your bite has problems. There are retainer-like appliances that you can wear instead of braces, but they work only under certain conditions. If your overbite is really severe, braces may be your only alternative. I%26#039;m not sure if Invisalign could really help with that -- it%26#039;s not a strong point for that system.

The best thing you could do is have a free consultation with an orthodontist or two to discuss your alternatives.

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