Underbites can have a generally unnatural look about them and can cause
serious dental damage to anyone suffering from one. A relatively small
amount of people have varying degrees of underbites, and only about five
to ten percent of the population is affected by them. Here’s all
you need to know about underbites and the treatment options available
at Speaks Orthodontics.
Causes of Underbites
The cause of an underbite can be due to a variety of factors. These include:
If your parents have an underbite, it’s more common you or your child
will have one as well.
- Thumb sucking
Thumb sucking is forceful against the roof of the mouth and front of the
teeth, pushing the bottom jaw forward.
- Extended use of a pacifier or bottle
Similar to thumb sucking, this it’s easy on the teeth and can change
the shape of the teeth and jaw.
- Tongue pressing against the teeth
Often, people tend to subconsciously push the tongue against the teeth.
Thus can mess with the alignment and slowly move the jaw forward.
Fixing An Underbite
At Speaks Orthodontics, we specialize in underbites, overbites, straightening
the teeth, aligning the jaw, and many other orthodontic
treatments. We can fix your underbite with:
- Custom-made appliances
We can guarantee you won’t have an underbite forever. It can be easily
fixed with one of our services. Contact Speaks Orthodontics today and
get on our way to the smile you deserve!