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I have a severe underbite and don’t want surgery. What should I do? An underbite is a type of fouled alignment that can be strictly dental or a more serious problem that involves the jaw. One of the most frequently asked questions by people who have underbites is, “Is it possible to fix my severe underbite without going through surgery?” Such prospects and patients also make comments such as, “I m afraid of surgery. Are there any other ways to fix my severe underbite?” The following text provides some answers to those questions and some additional information about underbite treatment.
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More Information About Underbites
- Firstly, an underbite is one of the many types of malocclusions or imperfect bites. It happens for a variety of reasons, some of which have nothing to do with any action that the patient did or didn’t do. A common reason for the problem is genetics. However, poor habits such as thumbsucking and bottle feeding that lasted beyond the recommended years can cause the condition, as well. Fortunately, orthodontic patients have many solutions for correcting their underbites. Additional methods will emerge as technology continues to get better and better.
The Benefits of Underbite Treatment
- Undergoing underbite treatment can benefit a person in many ways. Bite correction is one of the most prevalent benefits for such a person. Correcting the bite will help the individual to chew all of his or her food properly, which will improve the digestive process. Having the underbite fixed can cut down on instances of dry mouth, halitosis and cracked lips that may occur in severe cases. Furthermore, the procedure will help to restore the person’s self-confidence, and that self-confidence will restore in that person a desire to connect with other people socially.
With or Without Surgery
- As stated before, many people ask, “Is it possible to fix my severe underbite without going through surgery?” Some of them don’t like the idea of having a surgical procedure done, especially on the jaw. They say things like, “I’m afraid of surgery. Are there any other ways to fix my severe underbite?” A curious person must have a full examination before the orthodontists can truly answer the question. He will have to determine whether the underbite is a severe case and if non-surgical treatment is effective enough to resolve the issue.
- Sometimes overbites are strictly caused by the teeth because the teeth got pushed out of alignment from something like thumb sucking. A thumb-sucking case would be a great candidate for a non-surgical procedure because the problem is only the teeth and not the jaw. Someone who has an inherited issue is likely to have had a protruding jaw. Again, if it’s extremely severe, the surgical option may be necessary. The goal is to get the client the best smile possible, but doing so many require a surgical procedure to achieve maximum straightness. Therefore, applicants should think about that.
- The surgical solution is a complex process that involves separating the rear of the jaw from the front and then trying to reposition the part that houses the lower teeth. The entire process may take longer than a year to complete. Non-surgical methods may take even longer than that. The two-part surgical method has a high probability of fixing the underbite. However, it’s only necessary for the most severe cases.
- Many patients can qualify for an alternative corrective method and may not have to get the surgery. The orthodontist’s skill has a lot to do with the patient being able to see significant results from a non-surgical method. A highly talented orthodontist can create a plan that works.
Non-Surgical Treatment Options
- Some people ask about alternative treatment methods for an underbite. There are many options. One option is an upper jaw expander device. It’s a device that the patient wears and adjusts each night. So that it makes the top jaw widen to close the bite. Another option is a face mask or headgear device that pulls the upper jaw back to correct the alignment problem. Many people desire to use a more discreet corrective method. In that case, braces can definitely help.
- The answer is yes to patients who want to know, “Can my severe underbite get fixed using braces/Invisalign?’ The question “Can my severe underbite get fixed using braces/Invisalign” is a commonly asked question. The answer is that it can be done because the client will have a lot of options from which he or she may select. Traditional braces can help to fix the problem because they are sturdy and reliable. Damon braces are another option. They have self-ligating properties which may make it possible for the patient to avoid seeing the orthodontist as much for tightening.
- Ceramic braces are tooth colored. They’re for people who have cosmetic issues with the traditional option. Lingual braces can help fix the issues for someone who is a little shy about having braces on the teeth. Invisalign is an innovative option that allows the person to wear clear plastic aligners and straighten the teeth that way. They are comfortable, discreet and removable for eating and cleaning. A wealth of options is available. A reputable orthodontist can make any of those options work for a person. He can use his expertise to develop a fail-proof straightening schematic that restores a patient’s smile to gorgeous perfection.
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Accordingly, the journey begins with you doing your first task, which is setting a date for a consultation. Call Dr. McDermott and let him know that you are ready to work on a strategy to repair your underbite. You’ll go in and have a few examinations. Then, discuss the options that you have in-depth and then you will have the opportunity to decide which method sounds like the perfect option for you.
Lastly, there is hope for successful treatment of your underbite. The orthodontist is highly skilled and has worked miracles on many patients. Moreover, you can have the highest level of confidence in his ability and look forward to the gorgeous smile.
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I Have Underbite and Don’t Want Surgery (What should I do?)
Dr. Michael McDermott earned his Bachelor of Arts Degree in both Chemistry and Biology from St. Olaf College in Northfield, MN. He followed his undergraduate degrees with a doctorate in dental surgery at the University of Minnesota, where he graduated with highest distinction.
Dr. Mike then furthered his dental education by earning a masters and certificate in Orthodontics at the University of St. Louis in Missouri.