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Under-Jet - Symptoms, Causes and Prevention

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Summary about Under-Jet

Under-jet is the type of overbite distinguished by the way the lower teeth overlap the upper teeth. An under-jet occurs when the lower teeth cover a portion of the upper teeth. It is a malocclusion in which the maxillary incisors are measurably within the perimeter of the incisors of the mandibular jaw. In normal teeth, maxillary incisors are larger than mandibular incisors.

Symptoms of Under-Jet

The under-jet is the malocclusion and it appears as unaligned teeth. Apart from this, many other symptoms appear due to under-jet;

  • Problems with speech
  • Teeth grinding
  • Cracked teeth
  • Jaw strain
  • Aesthetic issues as the appearance of the smile are  extremely poor

The degree by which the lower teeth jet over the upper teeth varies, and the greater the under-jet, the more detrimental to dental health.

Causes of Under-Jet

The under-jet is the malocclusion and it appears as unaligned teeth. Apart from this, many other symptoms appear due to under-jet;

  • Problems with speech
  • Teeth grinding
  • Cracked teeth
  • Jaw strain
  • Aesthetic issues as the appearance of the smile are  extremely poor

The degree by which the lower teeth jet over the upper teeth varies, and the greater the under-jet, the more detrimental to dental health.

Treatment

The treatment for under-jet are;

  • Braces 
  • Veneers
  • Headgears
  • Surgery

Preventive Measures of Under-Jet

To prevent under-jet, you should avoid constant pressure on your teeth and gums. Like;

  • Thumb sucking
  • Pacifiers
  • Bottle-feeding at older ages
  • Tongue thrusting