In addition to not looking attractive, causing damage to the existing teeth, and often causing facial asymmetry, underbites are most often damaging to the gums and teeth causing wear and often TMJ pain. This is a case where our patient was offered only the options of surgery to correct her underbite. She was not happy with the appearance and even tried an unsuccessful attempt with Invisalign to correct this issues. She also felt it was getting worse with time.
Careful evaluation, assessment, and discussions with Dr. Konig to discuss her options led to conservative non-surgical treatment to correct the following:
- Wear and damage to the existing teeth
- Control of gum issues
- Resolved TMJ issues
- Improved Speech
- Beautiful and confident smile.