Underbite, also known as prognathism, is a form of malocclusion characterized by lower teeth that protrude beyond the upper teeth. It can range from mild to severe and have a variety of possible causes. Patients with an underbite can have difficulty speaking and eating properly, breathing problems as well as a greater risk for bite related problems and tooth damage. For those with severe underbite there is often a social stigma related to their appearance that can have a detrimental effect on self esteem, personal and professional relationships.
Treatment for Underbite in Ottawa
Ottawa dentist Dr. Ami Barakat offers comprehensive, experienced orthodontic care for malocclusion and can treat underbite with a range of options to restore function and beauty to your smile. Early intervention can play an important role in laying the foundation for healthy, stable tooth and jaw development in a growing child. Treatment can include:
Dr. Barakat will evaluate your bite and recommend the treatment or combination of treatments best suited for your needs and cosmetic goals.
Schedule A Consultation
Dr. Barakat can examine your occlusion and provide treatment recommendations during a consultation in our Stittsville dentist office. To schedule one for you or your child contact us at (613) 655-9966 or request an appointment online.