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Old 12-02-2011, 07:18 PM   #1
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I'm wondering if I should fix my overbite or not. My teeth are straight and look nice except for my really big overbite. The main problem I have with it is my front teeth are always showing and I have a lisp. My lips don't really seal naturally because my teeth get in the way... which is why my teeth are always showing.

My dentists says I'll need braces for several years to fix it. I don't think I want to do it because I'm already 21 and it sounds really painful and long to fix this.

Will I have any long-term problems if I don't fix this? I'm not sure I want to go through with it.

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Old 12-02-2011, 09:21 PM   #2
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Re: Overbite

If this is something that is bothering you, then you might want to go ahead and get it fixed. I am 29 and getting ready to get braces for the 2nd time in my life. On of my husbands commanders is 40 and just got braces. So it is never to late.

Old 12-03-2011, 04:56 AM   #3
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Re: Overbite

I agree with Armywife! I have a friend that got braces at age 55 and is just tickled pink with the results. She used invisalign braces and was very happy with them and the results they gave her.

It's never to late to do something nice for yourself and if you want your overbite fixed, go for it! Two years out of your entire life isn't very much when you think about it.

My very best to you,

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