Can Veneers Fix an Underbite?

Underbites are a common dental problem where the lower teeth stick out farther than the upper ones. This can sometimes lead to a lot of issues:

  • Not liking your appearance
  • Problems with chewing
  • Jaw pain

If you have an underbite and are considering your options, you may have heard of a rather uncommon way to address it: veneers.

But can Frisco veneers fix an underbite? Keep reading to find out!

What Causes an Underbite?

An underbite can be the result of many different factors, from being genetically predisposed to this jaw misalignment to even certain medical conditions like acromegaly or Crouzon syndrome.

Underbites can also have several degrees of severity - essentially, some may be more discreet and some more pronounced. The type of underbite you have will likely determine the treatment plan, as the orthodontist will review your specific case in order to determine which course of action can provide the best results.

How Can Veneers Fix an Underbite?

After determining the best position for your jaw, veneers can be used in order to build the lower dental arch and get an optimal jaw position. This method can also be done using dental crowns or other dental cosmetic restoration methods.

Getting veneers for underbites is actually one of the most popular ways to treat underbites in adults without surgery or getting braces. It’s also the optimal choice if you are dealing with other tooth appearance issues, such as discoloration or severe staining.

How Do I Know If Veneers Can Fix My Underbite?

Unfortunately, the only way to know for sure is to book an appointment with an orthodontist and sit through a consultation. Because underbites can have different degrees of severity, the right treatment path for you can only be chosen after a thorough analysis of your condition.

Not only that, but if you are dealing with other dental problems, they too can influence your treatment plan.

The good news is that even if veneers are not the right path for you, there are other options to fix your underbite:

  • Invisalign - Commonly used for straightening teeth, but can also correct some mild underbites. Invisalign also comes with some add-ons designed to help realign the jaw, specifically;
  • Metal braces - Like Invisalign, metal braces are used to straighten the teeth, and are one of the most popular ways to correct jaw alignment issues;
  • Surgery - In some cases, patients may need surgery in order to correct jaw alignment. This is usually the case for severe underbites that cannot be fixed with braces or other methods alone.

How Modern Bite Dentistry Can Help

If you are dealing with an underbite, Dr. Shahriela Ganjoor is here to help you access the best treatment plan to fix your dental problems, whether it involves veneers, Invisalign, or other dental treatments!

Book an appointment now to get started.

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