An underbite is when a person’s lower jaw (mandible) protrudes or extends forward, and in front of the upper jaw (maxilla), giving the chin and lower teeth prominence. This is also referred to as mandibular prognathism.
Typically the majority of underbite can be corrected by non-surgical correction methods.
Facelift Technology - For mild cases of underbite, patients may benefit from the "Facelife Technology" one of the latest underbite correction methods. This approach reshapes the lower teeth and then bonds veneers to the uppers, which enables the lower teeth to close properly behind the upper teeth. Rather than correcting the condition, "Facelift" technology improves the underbite’s appearance by making it less visible and improving the jaw's functionality.
UPPER JAW EXPANDER - The expander device is placed in the roof of the patient’s mouth. Throughout treatment, patients use a key at night to widen the expander. Over time, the expander increases the size of the dental arch, properly positioning the lower jaw and upper jaw.
In its severe form, an underbite can distort the shape and appearance of a person’s face, and even dramatically affect their speech. These extreme cases are also called skeletal malocclusions. An underbite, or mandibular prognathism, is a Class III malocclusion or “bad bite”.
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