How could I fix my underbite without undergoing jaw surgery? (photos)
2 months ago
I was always told I would likely need jaw surgery however when I turned 18 every specialist I saw told me to avoid surgery as my bite was boarder line and not worth the risks etc... this is something that really bothers me. you can see from the photos when I smile my bottom teeth are over lapping my top. Please somebody help with regards to what I can do to correct this? I'm absolutely desperate now. I don't want jaw surgery and I've already had braces on the top, would veneers be an option?
Doctor Answers 2
yes, u r a border line case. its my advice to visit orthodontist and discuss yr concern. as i can see yr retrocline lower teeth. so IPR in lower arch with classIII elastic will correct yr occlusion.
Jaw surgery to correct a bite
Your bite is not a tooth issue. It is a skeletal jaw issue. If it bothers you, you need to consider jaw surgery. Veneers will not correct your problem. Consult with an oral surgeon to discuss how the surgery is done.
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