There should be a slight overlap between your top and bottom teeth. When the lower teeth overlap the upper teeth, though, it causes an orthodontic condition called prognathism.
Prognathism, more commonly known as an underbite, can range from minor to severe and can occur in individuals of all ages. At Reflections Orthodontics, we provide underbite treatments to correct this orthodontic condition and help you achieve your dream smile.
An underbite often results from genetics that cause a larger lower jaw and an underdeveloped lower jaw. Most individuals are born with their underbites and have other family members with them.
Sometimes, an underbite is caused by childhood behaviors or habits such as:
Jaw deformities or overcrowding can also result in an underbite.
Most of the time, underbites will be noticeable because they affect the appearance of both the jaw and face. Several symptoms you might experience include:
Underbite correction will help you achieve proper teeth alignment for an aesthetically pleasing smile. Along with the self-esteem benefits, corrective treatments also make it easier for you to maintain good oral hygiene. It will be easier to floss and clean, which will help prevent dental problems like tooth decay and gum disease. You’ll also feel less discomfort and pain.
The earlier an underbite is treated, the easier it will be to achieve these results.
There are several options for underbite correction without surgery. The majority of mild to moderate cases can be corrected with nonsurgical options.
Common treatments include:
Here at Reflections Orthodontics, we deliver premier care in a comfortable environment. We customize each treatment based on our patient’s orthodontic needs and goals. We do what it takes to make sure you are relaxed during every appointment — even providing complimentary tea and coffee during your wait.
With Reflections Orthodontics, you can receive quality underbite treatment and achieve a healthy, beautiful smile. Patients in the Clarksville, Tennessee, area can schedule an initial consultation to learn more about our custom treatment options and flexible payment plans.
Schedule an appointment to learn more today!