If you are wondering if you require braces because you’ve been told by a dentist or you looked in the mirror and noted that you have problems with your bite, whether you have a crossbite, overbite, or underbite, you should look into seeing an orthodontist. They can assess you further to determine the most suitable path for you.
Should I get Invisalign for my underbite?
If you have an underbite, it means that when you close your mouth, the front bottom teeth are in front of the upper front teeth. A lot of people with this problem generally have the lower jaw being too far forward rather than the upper jaw being pushed backward. Those with an underbite know how hard it is to chew comfortably, or speak clearly, and look after their oral health. An underbite can make it extremely difficult to take care of your teeth and it can lead to unwanted dental problems.
A common question that dentists hear is whether Invisalign can actually help with underbites. The answer to this is yes.
Invisalign helps with underbite; however, depending on the severity, you may require surgery.
Is it true that braces weaken the teeth?
If you suffer from tooth decay, or if you have had previous jaw surgery, you may be questioning if braces will further weaken your teeth.
Unfortunately, the answer is yes, since the process of bonding the braces to the teeth can cause the enamel to wear out. Your enamel is a hard mineral coating that protects the teeth against tooth decay. If you do not take proper care of your braces while you have them on or if you do not take proper care of your teeth as your orthodontist prescribes, you will be susceptible to tooth decay, and when the braces are removed your teeth may be permanently damaged in the process.
However, over the period of your treatment, your Miami orthodontist for braces will set up multiple check-up appointments to ensure that no permanent damage will be caused by your braces. If you are worried about root damage or other types of damage to your teeth, speak to your orthodontist during your free initial consultation at Ivanov Orthodontics and they will be more than willing to provide you with other alternative options.
One of the major benefits of receiving orthodontic treatment as a child is that because the child is still growing, the orthodontist is able to prevent or very easily correct an underbite or any other type of bad bite. If your child needs to create more space in his or her mouth because of overcrowded teeth, as this is a common problem, upper jaw expanders can be useful for this. They help to gradually pull the upper jaw, and so widen the jaw to create more space. Although this process sounds scary, it is quite well tolerated.
What is the underbite braces process?
If your dentist recommends that you use braces to fix your underbite, you will want to know the process. It is a relatively easy process, and you can speak to your Miami orthodontist for braces for more detailed information. Basically, while you have braces, your orthodontist will tighten your braces periodically, as they straighten your teeth and realign your jaw.
How to self-correct my overbite at home?
If you are an adult with a poor bite, it is not recommended that you try correcting your bite at home, as you will very likely do more damage. Speak to your orthodontist for more options.
How to push my overbite teeth without braces?
If you are trying to decide if you can correct your child’s poor bite without braces, there is good news. One option is an upper jaw expander. This is mainly used at night. It is placed across the palate and gradually expands the upper jaw so that the lower teeth are aligned with the upper teeth.
Alternatively, a reverse pull face mask is another option. It is a headgear appliance that looks like braces. This apparatus is placed around the head to pull the upper jaw into the correct position.
Unfortunately, because adults are no longer growing, braces and a surgical approach may be necessary to correct poor bites.
What are the surgery risks for fixing an underbite?
In general, the surgical risks associated with underbite surgery are the same as most other surgical procedures as it relates to anesthesia, scarring, infection, or bleeding issues.
However, if you require surgery, you will be referred to an oral surgeon who is qualified to successfully perform the procedure.
What are the effects of braces on face shape and lips?
Alternatively, if you prefer to avoid surgery or have a more mild case, the options you have include Invisalign (as mentioned above), cosmetic procedures, and braces.
Braces are a common choice, and most people want to know about the effects of braces on the face.
In general, once your orthodontic treatment is complete, your face will have a more symmetrical shape and your smile will be much improved.
When you initially start wearing braces, your lips will have to adjust, and you may experience discomfort in your upper and lower lips. Your lips may also slightly stretch to accommodate the braces.
Common types of issues can include lip swelling, dry lips, mouth sores, and lip protrusion. At Ivanov Orthodontics, we can provide you with remedies for these should you experience them. Speak to your orthodontist at Ivanov Orthodontics about these.
Underbite braces before and after
Visit our website at Ivanov Orthodontics for testimonials of patients and pictures of what your mouth will look like before and after braces.
Once your treatment is complete, you will notice a much-welcomed improvement in your appearance.
People with an underbite may experience jaw protrusions before their treatment; this will be minimized once your underbite is fixed.
You do not have to live with a poor bite. Whether it is a mild underbite or severe bite give Ivanov Orthodontics a call today so you can get underway with your underbite treatment.
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