An underbite, also known as a ‘class 3 malocclusion’, is a common orthodontic problem that affects many people. It occurs when the lower jaw protrudes forward in relation to the upper jaw, causing the lower teeth to sit in front of the upper teeth when the mouth is closed.
The severity of an underbite can vary from person to person, ranging from mild to severe. A mild underbite may present elements of crookedness and may cause a person to speak with a slight lisp. Severe underbites may cause severe difficulty in speaking, and in extreme cases, even difficulty in eating.
Regardless of the severity, it’s important to seek orthodontic treatment for underbites. At Orthodontic Experts, our orthodontists offer the expertise and the latest treatments for mild and severe underbites. Using innovative devices such as braces and Clear Aligners, our team of specialists can adjust the position of your teeth to eliminate the underbite and create a beautiful, healthy smile.