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Underbite & its treatment by Clear Aligners

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 What’s an “Underbite”

An Underbite is caused when when the lower teeth and jaw protrude forward beyond the top teeth when the mouth is closed. This misalignment of the teeth gives an appearance of a “bulldog” or “grumpy” face as the lower front teeth are seen overlapping the front upper teeth.

Various factors cause Underbites, such as:

  • Heredity
  • Irregular growth of the jaws
  • Oral habits such as thumb sucking & tongue thrusting
  • Injuries to the jaw
  • Acromegaly and Craniofacial defects
  • Certain other medical disorders.

Severe underbite can cause jaw pain and also difficulties while eating, speaking, and even breathing. There are different treatment options for underbites. In some severe cases of underbite, surgery on the jaw may be necessary to treat underbite. Underbite corrections can also be done through orthodontic treatment like traditional metal braces or clear aligners, may also be used.

Aligner Treatment for Underbite

Clear Aligners are a widely preferred options to fix underbites which are mild or moderate and also to straighten the teeth. Clear aligners work by moving the teeth gradually into the right place over time. Aligners are custom made according to the individual\’s teeth profile and they are replaced by a new set of aligners every two weeks as the teeth move into their ideal positions. In order to get best results, the aligners should be worn 22 hours a day and one should follow the treatment advise strictly.

The length of therapy and the number of aligners needed will vary depending on the complexity of your case; nevertheless, the typical treatment time ranges from 12 to 18 months on average.

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