Can springs fix an 11mm overbite?

My orthodontist said after I get braces and bands that I can optionally get a 10-12 hour jaw reconstructive surgery to fix my 11mm overbite. Why can't I just get springs to fix my overbite? She said that my bands won't fully fix the overbite, but I thought springs fixed overbites?

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Answer: Can springs fix an overbite

By Sarah h
Dental Professional

Unfortunately, rubber bands and forsus springs are used interchangeably.  The forsus springs are usually only placed when the wearing of rubber bands is inconsistent and unsuccessful.  Forsus springs are much more difficult to keep clean and can be uncomfortable.  They can be used to correct a variety of Class II cases, including, but not limited to, deep bite, open bite, molar distalization, extraction, mixed dentition, and midline correction.  Headgear may also be used in conjenction with the rubber bands or forsus springs during the growwth periods.  In order to completely correct your overbite, a surgical procedure may be necessary.  If you are opposed to any surgical procedures, it may be wise to effectively correct your overbite as much as possible and see if the results accomplish your goals prior to committing to surgery.  

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