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I have a severe underbite and don’t want surgery. What should I do?

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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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The Importance Of Wearing Retainers After Treatment

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LAST UPDATED: JANUARY 30, 2018

The Importance Of Wearing Retainers After Treatment

Unfortunately, everyone wasn’t born with a perfect smile. Many children are born with an overbite, and underbite, crowded teeth, or gaps in their teeth. This is where braces and Invisalign can help. When you take your child to the orthodontist for either of these treatments, your child will need to wear them for a year or more. Once the treatment is over, it isn’t the end. Once the braces and Invisalign come off, your child will be fitted with a retainer. Not every child gets the same retainer schedule. It depends on the child and their treatment provider’s recommendation. Regardless of the instructions that you receive, you should make sure that your child wears their retainer as directed. There are several reasons that it is so important.

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Don’t take life too seriously! Nobody gets out alive anyway. Smile. Be goofy. Take chances. Have fun. Inspire ― Dawn Gluskin

People often compliment me on my smile

Growing up my father would often share with me words of wisdom whenever I got stressed out. He asked me to imagine what life would be like a year from now or five years from now because usually, the situations I was worried about would not have an impact on me beyond the week, the day, or even the hour. As such, I learned from a very early age to not take life so seriously and enjoy all the beauty and wonders that life had to offer. An orthodontist can be part of that life vision we have for ourselves.

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How to Maintain Your Braces

Maintain Your Braces

Many people end up needing orthodontic care at some point in their lives. If your dentist has recommended that you see an orthodontist correct a problem like crooked or crowded teeth, you may need braces or Invisalign, a clear set of plastic aligners that can be removed. However, if you get the more traditional option that involves a mouth full of metallic wire, you will have to know how to properly maintain them. Here are a number of helpful tips on maintenance.

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You can only hold a smile for so long, after that it’s just teeth. – Chuck Palahniuk, Invisible Monsters

smileSmile All of the Time After Having Your Teeth Straightened

Chuck Palahniuk believes that after you hold a smile for several minutes, it just becomes teeth. If you avoid smiling because you have poorly spaced teeth, then it is possible to visit an orthodontist for an evaluation. The best time for someone to get their teeth straightened is at a young age, but adults can also undergo orthodontic treatment. Many adults have only minor malocclusions that are easy to repair in a year or less with Invisalign aligners. When you are able to wear aligners to fix your teeth, you will receive 20 to 25 sets of the devices. You are supposed to wear each set of aligners for two weeks before throwing the items away in order to wear the next set in the series.

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