Adult Under-bite Correction
An under-bite is a dental condition that occurs when your lower jaw sticks out and over the upper teeth. Although it’s not as ordinary as an under-bite, it does happen in 1 in 10 Americans. It can affect to anyone. Adult under-bite correction is fairly common. However, it’s usually seen in Asians. Then again, any person, regardless of ethnicity, can suffer from it. The cause of it can be genetic. But it can also be the result of an extended use of pacifier and bottle. Thumb sucking and tongue thrusting are also said to cause this condition. Dr. Anthony Mobasser provides an adult under-bite correction. The method used will depend on the age of the person, the severity of the condition and the patient’s overall medical condition.
Correcting an Under-bite | Adult Under-bite Correction
Correcting an under-bite is vital as it can lower self-confidence. It also affects speech and erodes enamel. Apart from that, it can cause difficulty in cleaning your teeth. Furthermore, it can lead to TMJ, jaw clicking and bite problems. Some of you may think that if this condition isn’t corrected soon, it can be difficult to resolve it in the future. But, no matter how difficult it is, it’s still possible. One of the options is an expander. It’s placed in your mouth’s roof. You’ll need a key to widen the expander at night. It increases the dental arch’s size to position the lower and upper jaws properly. Another method is through a face mask. It works like an orthodontic headgear. It’s wrapped around your head, and it’s attached to metal bands on your upper back teeth. These bands will pull the top jaw to its right position. Chin cap is also used. It’s placed around your chin and above your head. What it does is that it prevents further protrusion of the lower jaw.
Mild Under-bite Cases
Mild cases can be resolved through a technology known as a facelift. In here, it requires reshaping of the lower teeth. Veneers are placed on the upper teeth. In this way, lower teeth would close properly behind the upper teeth. It doesn’t actually correct the condition, but it does improve the appearance of having an underbite. Adult underbite can be resolved without surgery. However, severe forms may usually require surgical treatment. Please visit Dr. Mobasser’s office today to know what options you may have for your underbite. Remember, you don’t have to suffer from this condition for long. And if you leave it untreated, it could cause a lot of dental health problems. To schedule an appointment with the adult underbite correction expert, please call: (310) 550-0383