Negative Overjet Treatment
NEGATIVE OVERJET TREATMENT
Negative Overjet Causes and Treatment for Adults and Children
An negative overjet (often referred to as an underbite) occurs when the lower front teeth extend beyond the upper front teeth. The lower jaw and chin usually protrude outward as well causing an unbalanced profile. This results in a misalignment between the upper and lower front teeth and jaws and causes biting or food chewing to be difficult. If severe enough, speech impediments can also result.
Negative overjets are primarily hereditary but improper alignment of baby teeth can cause a negative underjet to develop. A negative overjet can be corrected with braces but in severe cases surgery may be necessary.
If you have a negative overjet or wonder how braces can help correct it, call 214-378-5555 now or click to make an appointment today with the highly qualified Dallas, Texas orthodontist, Dr. Jason B. Cope at CopeOrtho in University Park’s Snider Plaza. Cope Orthodontics can provide both adult and youth treatment.
Correct your negative overjet and improve your smile today!