You’d likely love to correct your smile if you are the victim of an underbite. You would far prefer to have the self-confidence and beauty you see in those without dental issues. For your desired outcome, might it be achievable through cosmetic dental procedures? There is only one way to find out.
Rather than just jumping into a decision like cosmetic dentistry, however, you’d probably like a few questions answered first. We’ll try to do that here.
Here’s the bottom line, however: You would be well served by looking into cosmetic dentistry for underbite issues. Fortunately, we can recommend the best cosmetic dentist in New York City. More on that later.
Underbite – What Is It?
If your lower teeth extend farther forward than your incisor teeth (upper front teeth), you likely have an underbite. In the mouth and face, it creates a “bulldog-like” appearance. Your underbite may be teeth or jaw-related, depending on your circumstances. You may also hear this referred to as a “protruding jaw”, among other terms.
As treatment for an underbite, the following may be used by a cosmetic dentist:
- Crowns or dental veneers: For mild underbites, crowns or dental veneers may be an option for some individuals.
- Dental braces (traditional): When it comes to correcting underbite problems related to teeth, the standard choice is traditional braces. Some of the most complicated underbite problems related to teeth can be fixed through the use of braces, elastic, wires, and brackets.
- Invisalign: If your underbite is related to your teeth, the problem may be fixed by the use of Invisalign. This can help fix minor underbite cases and is far preferable to traditional braces, for many people.
You may be wondering why you should get an underbite fixed. Truth be told, inside your mouth, a myriad of problems can result from an underbite. Some of these are as follows:
- TMJ disorders
- Tooth decay
- Tooth wear
- Extended chin
- Facial abnormalities
Individuals with long-standing underbites can experience any of the above stated-problems, and that’s only the tip of the iceberg.
Age Bracket for the Best Results
You may be wondering if, as an adult, it’s too late to fix your underbite. If you’re a parent, you may be wondering when you should get your child’s underbite worked on.
Ideally, at a young age, it’s a good idea to start working on the underbite of your child. At the age of eight, elastic and braces will be used to start treatment. Until the development of your child’s jaw is complete, treatment will continue. In your child’s teen years, jaw development will likely be complete.
If you’re already an adult, and you have an underbite, don’t despair. Here’s who to contact…
Need Cosmetic Dentistry for Your Underbite? Contact Dr. Alex Rubinov
As promised, it’s time to introduce New York City’s top cosmetic dentist: That’s me, Dr. Alex Rubinov. A large part of my practice deals with smile makeovers – courtesy of our teeth whitening, dental implants, Invisalign, porcelain veneers, and more. But I’m also happy to provide my patients with general dentistry services. If you have an underbite, I want to help you with the latest treatment options, so you can feel confident in your smile. Let’s talk. We look forward to helping you achieve a beautiful smile.