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Can an oral surgeon help correct overbites and underbites?

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An oral surgeon can help correct overbites and underbites. If your jaw or teeth aren’t aligned properly, your dentist may recommend orthognathic surgery. It’s an option for people with excessive overbites or underbites, trouble chewing or swallowing, certain birth defects, or sleep apnea. Often, an orthodontist can correct your teeth if they don’t line up. But if it’s caused by your jaw, some time with an oral surgeon might be needed.

From: Do You Need Oral Surgery? WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

American Dental Association: “Dentists: Doctors of Oral Health.”

Mount Sinai Hospital: “Impacted Tooth.”

Mayo Clinic: “TMJ Disorders.”

American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons.

Reviewed by Alfred D. Wyatt Jr. on January 29, 2018

SOURCES:

American Dental Association: “Dentists: Doctors of Oral Health.”

Mount Sinai Hospital: “Impacted Tooth.”

Mayo Clinic: “TMJ Disorders.”

American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons.

Reviewed by Alfred D. Wyatt Jr. on January 29, 2018

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