I'm 25 with an underbite. I want to correct it, but dont want to have surgery. Do I have any other options? (photos)
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Underbite Correction Without Surgery
You absolutely do have an option other than surgery. You need arch development. This arch development needs to be done by a doctor who understands the relationship between tooth movement and TMJ health, airway health and facial aesthetics. If the doctor can not intelligently and confidently talk about those important relationships then you need to keep looking for one who does.
Arch development is accomplished with a removable dental appliance and would take 12-18 months of daily wear of the appliance for 12-17 hrs/day.
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