Simply put, when your bottom front teeth overlap your upper front teeth, you have an underbite. Your underbite could be hereditary (skeletal) but may be the result of abnormal tooth formation and misaligned teeth. Whatever the reason, an underbite is bad for you and can lead to facial abnormalities and health problems. Learn more about Class III Malocclusion, or Prognathism, on our Underbite Page.
When patients go to their regular dentists for advice on how to treat their underbites, they are generally given a single choice: orthodontic braces followed by jaw surgery followed again by orthodontic braces. Very few patients are offered a non-surgical solution simply because dental schools do not teach this. Before you choose, pay attention to the following:
His underbite and dominant upper lip made him self conscious. His uneven bite and misaligned jaw caused premature wear and chipped teeth. Braces did not solve his problems and jaw surgery was the recommended next step.
Throughout the years patients have been getting unresolved bite correctional treatments with braces. There’s been those who’ve even went through two phases of treatment and had no luck there either. This patient, a young individual going through his third year of medical school has been a victim himself. He suffered trying to fix his uneven bite twice with braces! Not once did it help him.
He searched for a solution, and gladly he found our office. Offering him pain-free, fully non-invasive treatment he was eager to try it out. After going through our work up process and being able to test out his new stimulated bite position for a day, he decided to go through with Dr. Muslin’s Venlay Restorations.
On the day of try-in, three weeks later, he was able to visually see not only a more refined bite, but also a full re-shaping of his teeth. He was overwhelmed by the drastic change stating “I can’t believe it, they’re amazing!” After his approval, Dr. Muslin being a perfectionist, looked not once, not twice, but multiple times to find any flaws that needed an extra boost of refining. Perfection is key! He told the patient he could improve the results and asked the patients permission to do more refinement, which was granted.
We bonded all 28 VENLAY® Restorations in as little as 2-3 hours to correct his underbite to the proper position that braces did NOT fulfill for him after years of treatment. Now, this patient can finish his last year of medical school with a fixed bite and more masculine look providing him the confidence to embrace his new smile.
"When I first came here my face was collapsed. I work for a chain of 7 dental offices and not one of the dentists could help me. I'm very happy that I came here. I couldn't be more happy."
Patient from Texas
"For the first time in years I do not have headaches or TMJ pain. I feel younger and happier and get a great response with my smile wherever I go."
Patient from Idaho
"I did not like my smile. Veneers could not do this as my jaw needed to change, not just my teeth. My niece is a patient of Dr. Muslin and the work she had done just blew me away. Face Lift Dentistry® gave me exactly what I need."
Patient from Ohio