How to Fix Underbite?


What is an Underbite?

The underbite is characterized in that the lower jaw exceeds the upper jaw. It can be caused by deformation of the jaw bone. Sometimes a severe case of underbite can have many harmful health effects, in addition to being unpleasant to the eye. Underbites not only spoil the appearance of your face but are responsible for a variety of adverse health effects that include:

Jaw Pain

The temporomandibular joint connects the jaw bone with the skull and the low slip puts enormous pressure on it. It can cause pain and can cause pain and aches of the face, ear aches and headaches in other areas.

Tooth Decay and Gum Disease

An underbite can cause a lot of damage to the teeth and cause tooth decay, inflammation of the teeth and damage to the tooth enamel.

Underbite Speech Problems

Severe cases of underbite can also cause speech problems because the position of the tongue and teeth is changed. In severe cases, it can be lisp.

Chewing and Swallowing

In severe cases of jaw misalignment, swallowing and swallowing may be more difficult.


How To Treat An Underbite?

In a child, the underbite may be self-correcting. However, if the child’s undershot mouth does not cause a problem, parents should wait until the age of 7 to continue treatment with the corrective underbite mouth. But for older teens and adults, it’s a different story. One of the most effective ways to deal with mild underbite is to remove braces.

But if you have a strong underbite or if you have a clenched tooth, then an oral surgeon can help you by making an underbite correction to adjust your upper and lower jaws. After your mouth adjusts to the new shape, you need to keep your teeth aligned.


How To Fix Underbite In Children?

Here are a few ways to fix underbite in children:

Chin Cap:

It is a device that wraps the forehead and lower jaw and prevents its growth. This will prevent the lower jaw from taking the wrong shape in children or their adolescent children.

Upper Jaw Expander:

A device called the Palatal Expander is placed on the roof of the mouth and expanded every night. This increases the size of the dental arch, and also helps to properly align the upper and lower jaws.

Reverse Pull Face Mask:

This device consists of two pads. One on the forehead and the other on the ankle are connected by a vertical frame. This tool gently pulls on the upper jaw so that it engages the lower jaw.

Getting braces treatment can be very beneficial for correcting an underbite. Braces can correct the alignment of the teeth around the jaw, close the gaps between teeth and reign in the front teeth.


Underbite/Open Bite Treatment where patient treated with extraction


Underbite Before and After

Underbite/Open Bite Treatment where the patient is treated with extraction.

View more before and after results here.


Overbite vs Underbite

During the overbite, the upper teeth come out and completely or partially overlap the lower teeth. This type of tooth alignment usually results in a more rounded and shorter facial appearance.
And at the underbite, the lower tooth comes out. This type of bad bite not only affects the cosmetic appearance, but is also one of the main causes of temporomandibular joint disorders.



Can Invisalign correct my underbite?

Invisalign can fix most underbite cases if they are not too severe. If they are severe, then it would be recommended that you have jaw surgery combined with brace treatments such as Invisalign or metal braces. If your underbite isn’t too severe, then you should be okay to have Invisalign without surgery.



When it comes to underbite correction, it is best to resolve a situation in early childhood with a pair of braces for a hassle-free dentist.

Book an appointment with us today if you are looking for a quality, trouble-free orthodontic underbite treatment. Our orthodontics offices are located in Ashburn, VA and Woodbridge, VA.