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How is an overbite fixed?

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DavidK
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How is an overbite fixed? What would have to happen to my jaw or/and teeth in order for my teeth to sit properly? I have been mewing for 2 years now since February 1st and my teeth are still the same and I am now 22 years old, idk what to do to fix my overbite, I thought mewing would help but it hasn’t, so I have started thumb pulling more than a month ago now and that has increased by intermolar distance by a bit, my current IMW is now 44mm and I’m hoping to get a 50mm width, is this the way to go in order to fix my overbite or do I have to do something else?

 
Posted : 11/02/2022 9:43 am
God
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I have the same frustration as well. There is so much knowledge on this site, but everytime you ask how to fix an overbite nobody responds. Mewing does not fix malocclusion, this is because it pushes the lower third of the maxilla (upper jaw) upward rather than in a lateral direction. Technically Lefort I can fix a bite, but surgeries are really not worth it especially the high price and risk. 

With an underbite the lower third is recessed and with an overbite it is protruded outwards. That is why orthodontists make you use rubber bands to pull the lower third back to align the bite, but a lot of people complain that it “recesses your maxilla” when it needs to be recessed in order to look normal. If your upper jaw is protruded so much obviously it needs to be pushed back. That is normal. Either that or you need to do something with the mandible to align the bite, but it is more risky. You really can’t fix an overbite naturally (IMO). However, it could be possible to do it with thumb pulling, but you have to go all the way the back of your mouth. This will give forward growth while putting the upper jaw back to make the maxilla line up perfectly. Thumb pulling could work.

 
Posted : 03/03/2022 9:14 am
the_eternal_maxxer
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Posted by: @god

That is why orthodontists make you use rubber bands to pull the lower third back to align the bite

Whats that thing and how do I do that?

 
Posted : 06/03/2022 3:58 pm
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@the_eternal_maxxer 

They put braces on your teeth and put hooks on your canines and your 2nd molars. By doing this you can attach rubber bands which will align the bite. The issue with this is that is recesses the lower third of the maxilla which is the alveolar ridge. 

ttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0dRHVoUROuU 

 

 
Posted : 14/03/2022 12:30 pm
God
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If you want to fix it naturally here is what I recommend:

 

Most of the facial movement in the gif is achievable through alveolar remodelling, which is a process that takes place even on adults (AGGA is the most obvious proof of this, although as an approach it is awkward). The correct way to develop the alveolar ridge is to bite forward with the mandible, so that the bicuspids, canines and incisors make contact. Your mandible is a face-pulling device (or more correctly, a face-pushing device). You are meant to use the mandible to push the maxilla forward, as this also locks in the cervical posture in a way tongue alone couldn’t.

By doing this, you cause bone resorption behind the posterior maxillary alveolar ridge, and new bone formation in the anterior maxillary ridge in front of your teeth. This allows the teeth to effectively hover through the bone. At the same time, you are pushing the mandibular incisors and canines backwards with the maxillary teeth, which allows your jaw and chin to slide forward, increasing its projection. In short, the upper and lower front teeth are moving each other to opposite directions, which leads to a better balance of the jaws as the mandible is no longer trapped behind overly forward lower teeth and overly backward upper teeth

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MAKE SURE TO CHEW HARD FOODS. 

increasing the force applied to the jawbone stimulated osteocytes to produce more IGF-1, one of main growth factors that promotes bone formation. This alteration led to bone formation, resulting in morphological changes in the jawbone.

 

 

 
Posted : 14/03/2022 12:39 pm
the_eternal_maxxer
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@god so incisor chewing would do that?

 
Posted : 16/03/2022 2:46 am
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@the_eternal_maxxer 

Do not chew with incisors. Incisors are for biting. Use your molars.

 
Posted : 18/03/2022 10:39 am
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@tree-curve What if you permanent incisors already came out and you are a teen or adult. How do you fix a overbite then?

 
Posted : 24/03/2022 8:44 pm
iLoveTapWater
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Posted by: @god

If you want to fix it naturally here is what I recommend:

 

Most of the facial movement in the gif is achievable through alveolar remodelling, which is a process that takes place even on adults (AGGA is the most obvious proof of this, although as an approach it is awkward). The correct way to develop the alveolar ridge is to bite forward with the mandible, so that the bicuspids, canines and incisors make contact. Your mandible is a face-pulling device (or more correctly, a face-pushing device). You are meant to use the mandible to push the maxilla forward, as this also locks in the cervical posture in a way tongue alone couldn’t.

By doing this, you cause bone resorption behind the posterior maxillary alveolar ridge, and new bone formation in the anterior maxillary ridge in front of your teeth. This allows the teeth to effectively hover through the bone. At the same time, you are pushing the mandibular incisors and canines backwards with the maxillary teeth, which allows your jaw and chin to slide forward, increasing its projection. In short, the upper and lower front teeth are moving each other to opposite directions, which leads to a better balance of the jaws as the mandible is no longer trapped behind overly forward lower teeth and overly backward upper teeth

image

MAKE SURE TO CHEW HARD FOODS. 

increasing the force applied to the jawbone stimulated osteocytes to produce more IGF-1, one of main growth factors that promotes bone formation. This alteration led to bone formation, resulting in morphological changes in the jawbone.

 

 

Could you please explain to me what I would need to do to fix my overbite your saying here to bite forward with the incisors touching but that’s not possible unless I incisor chew what do I actually need to do to fix my overbite.

 
Posted : 11/09/2022 8:14 pm

THE GREAT WORK