Can I wear braces on just my lower teeth to correct an overbite? (photos)
I have an overbite, and my teeth are generally really sharp. My upper teeth is straight, but for my bottom teeth, the middle 4 are crooked. I’m wondering if it's possible to just wear braces on my lower teeth to help treat the overbite? Also, will shaving or filing down the sharp teeth to look neater cause my teeth to become more sensitive? Otherwise, what is the best solution to achieve straighter teeth? Lastly, I'd really appreciate advice on the approximate prices for these dental treatments in Singapore.
Thank you for your photos. The majority of the orthodontic cases we treat have braces placed on both the upper and lower teeth. This is because besides straightening your teeth, we want the upper and lower teeth to fit well when you chew.
In suitable cases, it is possible to do some filing down of the sides of the teeth to get enough space to align the crooked teeth. However, care must be taken as excessive filing of teeth can cause tooth sensitivity.
It is advisable to visit an orthodontist for a thorough examination and consultation on the best option to straighten your teeth.
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