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What Causes An Underbite?

Underbites can have a generally unnatural look about them and can cause serious dental damage to anyone suffering from one. A relatively small amount of people have varying degrees of underbites, and only about five to ten percent of the population is affected by them. Here’s all you need to know about underbites and the treatment options available at Speaks Orthodontics.

Causes of Underbites

The cause of an underbite can be due to a variety of factors. These include:

  • Genetics

If your parents have an underbite, it’s more common you or your child will have one as well.

  • Thumb sucking

Thumb sucking is forceful against the roof of the mouth and front of the teeth, pushing the bottom jaw forward.

  • Extended use of a pacifier or bottle

Similar to thumb sucking, this it’s easy on the teeth and can change the shape of the teeth and jaw.

  • Tongue pressing against the teeth

Often, people tend to subconsciously push the tongue against the teeth. Thus can mess with the alignment and slowly move the jaw forward.

Fixing An Underbite

At Speaks Orthodontics, we specialize in underbites, overbites, straightening the teeth, aligning the jaw, and many other orthodontic treatments. We can fix your underbite with:

  • Braces
  • Custom-made appliances
  • Surgery

We can guarantee you won’t have an underbite forever. It can be easily fixed with one of our services. Contact Speaks Orthodontics today and get on our way to the smile you deserve!