To move the teeth into their correct position a dentist sometimes uses plastic braces, wire, or other dental appliances. It is used in less severe cases of an underbite. To improve the appearance of an underbite, the removal of one or more teeth on the lower jaw will help. But this is in case of the overcrowding of the teeth. A grinding device is also used by dentists for smoothening teeth that are larger in size.
Serious misalignment of the lower and upper front teeth is said to be an Underbite. It can also cause serious dental or oral health issues like it makes your smile a little strange. Today with Invisalign or underbite braces, treatment of this dental issue is more effective. So, that you dont have to use palatal expanders and metal braces. To fix your underbite without surgery, the Invisalign treatment option makes it easier and comfortable.
What is an underbite?
When your lower teeth stick out, when you close your mouth and the positioning of your teeth becomes incorrect then this is an underbite. This causes the displacement of the lower jaw and positioned too far. Underbite creates problems in biting and chewing food. Your speech gets impaired and your teeth wear out quickly.
What causes an underbite?
The main reasons for underbite are injury, bad habits, and genetics. If your parents or any other member of the family has an underbite then genetically you also inherit an underbite. It may be possible that they have similar tooth shapes and the same type of jaw. These are some childhood habits that can cause an underbite:
- Thumb sucking
- Due to tongue thrusting
- After the age of three if you are using a pacifier
- Feeding through bottle after infant years
If you have a severe injury then there are high chances of misalignment of teeth or damage to the bones. Sometimes a mouth tumor can also cause an underbite.
How to fix an underbite?
An underbite is a severe problem for oral health. But dont worry you can fix your underbite with various treatment methods. There are several methods for the treatment of an underbite:
- Extraction of tooth
- Reverse pull face mask
- Jaw expander or palatal expander
- Underbite fixed with braces
These are some of the treatment methods which you can use to treat an underbite for better oral health.
Can braces fix an underbite?
Yes, braces can be used to fix an underbite without surgery for a moderate to severe underbite. This can be done by moving teeth into proper alignment. It is necessary to extract one or more than one tooth from the lower jaw depending on the severity of an underbite. This will provide some room for the remaining teeth.
Why you should fix an underbite?
Some serious dental problems can be caused by an underbite. So you have to get it treated before it will create oral problems for you. These oral health issues are:
Disorder in the joints
Decaying of tooth
Having a poor oral health hygiene
Tooth wear gets faster