How We Can Help With Underbites

Many people have bite problems because their teeth aren’t aligned properly. It could be because of crowded teeth, an overbite, or an underbite.

An underbite is a condition in which your lower teeth extend forward past your upper teeth. Some cases are mild, and some are extreme, causing both mental and physical stress. One goal of orthodontic treatment is to perfect the tooth contact when your upper and lower jaws come together, thus eliminating problems such as an underbite.

Dr. Shay Markovitch and his skilled associates at White Plains Family Dentistry use Invisalign® to correct underbites and a host of other issues, prioritizing patient comfort and satisfaction. The team at our White Plains, New York, office, is committed to providing innovative, compassionate care.

Reasons to fix an underbite

Correcting an underbite offers many benefits beyond a straight and confident smile. It’s not just a matter of aesthetics — an underbite also affects how you chew and speak. 

Prevents gum disease

By using Invisalign to correct an underbite, you also reduce your risk of gum disease. When your teeth aren’t correctly aligned, it becomes more difficult to keep your mouth and gums healthy.

Almost half of American adults older than 30 are affected by gum disease. Preventive measures like straightening teeth are the best way to avoid gum disease. If left untreated, gum disease can lead to expensive dental treatments, plus more serious conditions like heart disease.

Keeps teeth strong

Fixing an underbite helps you avoid excessive wear-and-tear on your teeth. Misaligned teeth cause unnecessary grinding when you eat, talk, or sleep. This eventually damages tooth enamel, your teeth’s protective barrier. Once enamel wears away, you’re more likely to develop cavities and experience pain.

Relieves pain 

An underbite could also be causing you pain because of the misalignment of your jaw. Every time you bite down with uneven teeth, you’re adding extra pressure on your jaw. Ultimately, this leads to shoulder pain, headaches, and neck pain. An uneven bite can even cause loose and weakened teeth.

Improves overall health

Straight teeth are less likely to allow bacteria to stick and grow in between them. When your bite is no longer crooked, you can floss and brush thoroughly, removing dangerous bacteria instead of allowing it to accumulate — and having less of that bacteria in your body is important. Poor oral health is directly linked to health problems like cardiovascular disease.

Benefits of Invisalign

Invisalign is a cost-effective orthodontic solution that corrects underbites. It’s the best solution to help with underbites for many reasons.

Transparent

Invisalign is an orthodontic treatment that doesn’t use any kind of metal brackets. They’re completely transparent, making your aligners practically invisible without compromising aesthetics. You can attend social events without feeling self-conscious.

Comfortable

By not wearing brackets or wires, you won’t suffer any of the classic irritations of traditional braces. The Invisalign aligner trays are made for comfort from a patented thermoplastic material.

Removable

The clear aligners are removable, so you can easily brush and floss your teeth and also eat without restrictions.

Personalized

Invisalign treatment begins with a comprehensive consultation that includes scans of your teeth and X-rays to ensure an entirely customized treatment plan. 

We can fix your underbite

Orthodontic treatment is the only way to correct an underbite, and by fixing your underbite, you protect yourself from future problems. Invisalign offers benefits you reap for the rest of your life.

Don’t let your underbite damage your well-being or self-esteem. Call White Plains Family Dentistry today at 914-246-0870 use our convenient online scheduling tool. Our patient-centered dental practice would love to welcome you to the family.

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