An underbite (Urdu meaning is انڈر بائٹ ) is a dental condition in which the lower front teeth protrude further than the upper front teeth. Underbite can be severe in some cases, causing the lower teeth to protrude far forward. Other cases are milder and almost undetectable. An underbite is more than a cosmetic problem.
While some people can learn to live with mild cases, severe cases can lead to oral health issues such as:
Several factors can influence how your teeth align. Teeth typically grow in such a way that the upper teeth fit slightly over the lower teeth. Your molars, which are the flat, wide teeth at the back of your mouth, should fit together. When you eat, proper tooth alignment prevents you from biting your cheeks, lips, or tongue. An underbite can develop due to a variety of factors. These are some examples:
Medical treatment is the only way to correct an underbite. It can, at the very least, improve the appearance of an underbite. A dentist may be able to move the teeth into their proper position using wire or plastic braces or other dental appliances.
If the teeth' overcrowding contributes to the issue, removing one or lower jaw teeth may help improve the appearance of an underbite. A dentist may use a grinding device to smooth out large or protruding teeth in severe cases. A dentist may recommend surgery to correct an underbite in more severe cases.
Flossing and brushing your teeth regularly, as well as visiting your dentist for checkups and cleanings, are all crucial parts of maintaining healthy teeth. Those who have an underbite or other dental issues, on the other hand, must take extra care of their teeth to avoid further damage and decay.