How To Correct an Underbite

An underbite is a Class III malocclusion. This is when the lower teeth and jaw protrude in front of the upper teeth. We pride ourselves on the quality services we provide, including educational services for our patients. If you want to learn more on underbites and how our team goes about correcting them, keep reading.

3d render of jaw malocclusion with underbite

What Causes an Underbite?

Underbites are genetic, so if someone in your family suffered from an underbite, your children are more likely to also have an underbite. Apart from genetics, an underbite can occur from thumb sucking or extended use of the pacifier or bottle.

How Can You Fix an Underbite?

Underbites can cause jaw pain, so it’s best to treat them ASAP.

Braces – The most common way patients choose to treat their underbites are with braces. You can choose the traditional metal braces, lingual braces, or clear aligner braces.

Appliances – There are special appliances that are made for people with underbites. This option is only used when absolutely necessary.

Surgery – If the underbite is that severe, surgery could be an option.

Most underbites are usually a simple fix. At Fairfield Dental Arts, our Dentists are extensively trained, highly skilled and experienced in Orthodontic Dentistry, using the most modern techniques and technology like Invisalign to help you achieve a beautiful smile. Are you interested in learning how our orthodontic services could benefit you? Contact us today for more information or to schedule a consultation!

Thank you for choosing our practice for your dental health. We’re sure to put a smile back on your face!