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Underbite Correction in Chandler

An underbite is where the lower teeth or jaw comes out farther than the upper teeth, this can have an effect on the oral health and the aesthetics of the teeth. This condition is common and can lead to difficulty with biting, chewing, and speaking and can have an impact on self-esteem.

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Underbite Correction: Techniques and Treatments

The first step in this process is to go through an exam, this will include x-rays, impressions, or 3D imaging to have the orthodontist assess the severity of the underbite.

Methods that are used for the treatment of underbite:

  1. Braces: Braces can be an effective way to gradually move the teeth and jaw into the correct position.
  2. Clear Aligners: For mild cases, clear aligners can be an effective way to shift teeth in place, while also being more discreet than braces.
  3. Palate Expanders: In some cases, an expander is used to widen the upper jaw to correct the underbite, this method is usually used in cases for children.

For severe underbite, surgery may be needed, This would involve repositioning the jaw to the correct placement for the best functionality. When going through a procedure like this, post-treatment care is very important for maintaining the results. This can include wearing a retainer and coming to regular checkups.

Common Myths

Myth: Underbite is only cosmetic.
Fact: While cosmetics can be a big factor, the goal is to enhance the function of the jaw, prevent wear and tear on your teeth, and improve overall dental health.

Myth: Underbite correction is always surgical
Fact: In many cases, underbite can be treated with braces or aligners if caught early. Underbite correction does not always require surgery.

Myth: Treatment is only for children or teens.
Fact: It is best to get treatment as soon as possible. However, it is possible for adults to get underbite correction through different types of treatment. The orthodontist will be sure to go over which options will be best for your specific case.

Correcting underbite is very important for improving overall oral health, functionality of the jaw and even for beauty and self-confidence. If you are interested in correcting an underbite or have any questions, give our office a call at (480) 345-0530.

Frequently Asked Questions

An underbite is where the lower teeth or jaw comes out farther than the upper teeth, this can have an effect on the oral health and the aesthetics of the teeth. This condition is common and can lead to having difficulty with biting, chewing, and speaking and can have an impact on self esteem.

There are many important reasons to get treated for an underbite. An underbite can cause difficulty with biting and chewing, speech impediments, wear on the tooth enamel, and can lead to TMJ.

There are many treatment options for the correction of underbite. This can include anything from braces or aligners to orthodontic surgery or repositioning the jaw. For young children, there can be different options available depending on the severity of the case. This can include growth modifications like expanders to help move the development of the jaw to the correct position. The orthodontist will be sure to go over the best treatment options for you.

This would depend on the course of treatment and the severity of the underbite. The different types of treatment can range anywhere from 1-3 years, while the surgical options can have a quicker but more intense recovery.

During the procedure of the underbite correction, you will be under anesthesia so it is unlikely you will feel any pain during the procedure. However, during the healing process, it is normal to experience some discomfort, swelling, or soreness. This can be managed with medication and closely following the orthodontist’s instructions.

Yes. there is a possibility that the treatment may take longer than usual due to the maturity of the jawbone. Many adults are able to go through improvement and experience complete correction.

Not correcting the underbite can lead to many dental issues like increased wear and tear, high risk of tooth decay and gum disease, jaw pain, and severe TMJ. So, it is important to make sure to get treated for underbite correction.

Make sure that you maintain good oral hygiene habits throughout the duration of treatment. This will include brushing and flossing at least twice daily. If you are wearing braces, make sure that you are using the specialized tool to clean the areas. Also, attending your regular checkups and cleanings is important for the care during the underbite correction.

Yes. Wearing a retainer will be necessary to keep the new position of the teeth in place and prevent teeth from shifting. The orthodontist will be sure to provide instructions on the care and wear of the retainer.

This will depend on the specific insurance provider and insurance plan. It’s best to give your insurance provider a call to get the exact details of the benefits. Our team will also be sure to help you answer any questions you may have about your benefits.

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3800 W Ray Rd, Suite 11

Chandler, AZ 85226

(480) 345-0530