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Oral Surgery: Overbite And Underbite

The placement of your teeth can significantly impact your oral health. The terms ‘overbite’ and ‘underbite’ refer to the position of your front upper teeth in relation to your front lower teeth. If you have an overbite, your front upper teeth extend beyond your lower teeth. If you have an underbite, your front upper teeth sit behind your lower teeth.

Suppose you realize your teeth don’t line up correctly. In that case, you should consult an orthodontist or an oral surgeon to confirm if you have an overbite or underbite and discuss how to fix your overbite or underbite. Let’s look at how an overbite or underbite affects oral health and standard treatment options for these conditions.

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Overbite: Causes And Impact On Oral Health

There are several reasons your bottom front teeth may extend beyond your top front teeth, including the following:

  • Cysts or tumors
  • Excessive use of a pacifier
  • Genetics
  • Impacted teeth
  • Missing teeth
  • Nail biting
  • Teeth grinding
  • Temporomandibular joint dysfunction (TMJ)
  • Thumb sucking
  • Tongue thrusting

Overbite Impact On Oral Health

An overbite affects your appearance, and the health implications can be extensive. Health issues that may arise include the following:

  • Breathing issues: You may have a narrower airway because of your overbite, increasing the likelihood of snoring at night and your risk of developing sleep apnea.
  • Difficulty chewing: It can be difficult to chew food if your front and bottom teeth don’t line up, making it necessary to chew with the teeth on the sides of your mouth.
  • Gum disease: In some cases, the front lower teeth impact the gumline of the upper mouth, causing gum damage, gum disease, and tooth loss. 
  • Jaw pain: The position of your upper teeth affects your muscles and jaw bone joints, and the strain from an overbite can cause pain. 
  • Speech impediments: It can be difficult to position your teeth and tongue so they can make specific sounds if your teeth are misaligned, affecting your speech.
  • Tooth erosion: An overbite can cause teeth grinding, which damages tooth enamel and can cause cavities. 
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Underbite: Causes And Impact On Oral Health

Underbites and overbites share many root causes. Common reasons people develop an underbite include the following:

  • Genetics
  • Injury
  • Mouth breathing
  • Nail biting
  • Pacifier overuse
  • Thumb sucking
  • Tongue thrusting 
  • Tumor

Underbite Impact On Oral Health

An underbite may cause some of the same issues overbites cause. Common health issues from underbites include the following:

  • Gum disease
  • Halitosis
  • Mouth breathing
  • Jaw pain
  • Sleep apnea
  • Temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ)
  • Tooth decay

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How To Fix An Underbite

Options for correcting an underbite include the following:

  • Braces
  • Elastics
  • Facemask therapy
  • Underbite correction surgery 

Your orthodontist may prescribe braces, elastics, or facemask therapy. However, if they do not believe those options can correct your underbite, they will refer you to an oral surgeon. 

Long-Term Side Effects Of Jaw Surgery

Jaw surgery can have short-term and long-term side effects, including the following:

  • Bleeding
  • Hearing changes
  • Infection
  • Mandibular fracture
  • Nerve injury
  • Paresthesia
  • Relapse
  • Temporomandibular joint dysfunction (TMJ)
  • Tooth damage

Side effects such as paresthesia may be long-term or permanent. You may always feel abnormal sensations in your skin with no root cause. Changes in your jaw’s position can cause pressure in the inner ear, affecting your hearing. This side effect can be permanent. Some patients who have jaw surgery experience a complete relapse. 

Discussing the risks of surgery with your oral surgeon is crucial so you can be aware of the potential short-term and long-term side effects.

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Sources:

Halitosis or bad breath? (2024). 

Santos-Longhurst, A. (2019). What Causes Buck Teeth (Overbite) and How Do I Treat Them Safely?

What Is Sleep Apnea? (2022).

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