An underbite is when the lower jaw extends beyond the top jaw making a person’s chin and lower teeth more prominent. In addition to the obvious cosmetic benefits, underbite surgery can also be the best thing for your health. This surgery fixes bone issues that cannot be fixed with braces.
There are risks involved. These risks include:
An underbite can cause serious issues, any one of which may warrant surgical treatment. If your underbite is causing any of the following, you may be advised to seek surgery:
In some mild cases, an alternative such as braces or other nonsurgical treatments will work. For those with a class III bite problems, chances are nonsurgical treatments will not work for you.
An oral and maxillofacial surgeon performs this type of oral surgery. You will be given anesthesia and a prescription for mild pain relievers for when you go home. It is important to go to your follow up appointments and follow all after surgery care instructions.
The best way to know if you need underbite surgery in Ajax is to see your dentist.