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Complications Of An Underbite

Posted on 6/21/2021 by Neil Starr DDS PC
Complications Of An UnderbiteIn simple terms, an underbite is a dental condition in which the lower jaw extends beyond the upper jaw. In other words, your lower teeth are further than the upper teeth.

The clinical term for this condition is prognathism, and it seriously affects a person's well-being because it makes them extremely conscious about their smile.

Underbites are usually caused due to genetics and can result in multiple complications that range from mild to serious, depending on the degree of the condition.

Here are a few major difficulties that can arise when you have an underbite.

•  Difficulty in eating and chewing.
•  Chronic mouth breathing.
•  Speech issues.
•  Snoring.
•  Sleep apnea.
•  Bacterial infections.
•  Halitosis.
•  Other jaw issues leading to hearing problems, headaches, toothaches, and dizziness.
•  Tooth decay due to the enamel wearing out excessively.

Mental and Psychological Problems

Like many other dental health-related issues and problems, an underbite also has mental and psychological complications associated with it. It can affect a person's confidence and self-esteem levels to a large extent, thereby influencing their well-being.

A person with an underbite is likely to feel very conscious about their smile and face, as a result of which they might even avoid meeting people and attending events.

However, the good news is that an underbite can be spotted very easily, and thanks to the advancements in the field of medicine, it is also easily treatable. The best part is that an underbite can be treated at any age, regardless of the severity level.

If you have an underbite and it's causing you difficulties in daily life, we suggest you get it treated right away.

Contact us at Neil Starr, DDS, PC where Dr. Starr and Dr. Orta can help you treat your condition and suggest ways and methods to overcome the complications that may have resulted from your underbite. Call us at (202) 293-7177 to book an appointment.

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