Can braces fix my overbite ?

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    Peter97

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    Can braces fix my overbite or the problem is mainly in my lower jaw and need surgical operation ? Im 20 years old and sucked my thumb as kid for a long time so probably this is one of the reasons for my overbite . I really hate my smile and facial profile and want to fix that problem . When I close my mouth upper teeth cover completely my lower teeth , but when I try to place my jaw like I have underbite , my face looks somehow normal like the last photo.
     

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    Peter97, Jan 15, 2018
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    Busybee

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    Hi Peter, you are a nice looking guy with lovely healthy teeth. There are risks with orthodontic treatment (root resorption) and you will most likely have to wear a retainer for the rest of your life. I don't know why you hate your smile. It's possible you will be unhappy after treatment. People don't always look the way they expected.
     
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    Before I got my braces, my top teeth bit down on the bottom forcing them move backwards. After getting my braces off this problem was fixed and it no longer happens. I would go see an orthodontists to get they're opinion but I'd imagine braces would be able to help you.
     
    Lyle MacLeod, Feb 9, 2018
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