I have an underbite, and also my lower jaw protrudes out, and I want to avoid surgery. What is the best option?

Q. What other options exist to treat an underbite without undergoing surgery?

Answered by
Dr. Kandi Disha Dnyanendra
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on Dec 04, 2022 and last reviewed on: Jul 28, 2023

Hi doctor,

I am 28 years old, have an underbite, and my lower jaw protrudes out. I researched a lot, and I want to avoid surgery. What is the best option available?



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I have gone through your query and attachment (attachments are hidden to protect the patient's identity). For cases of malocclusion like this, clinical examination is mandatory, and one need investigation such as lateral cephalometry, orthopanatomogram, and diagnostic casts and photographs for detailed analysis. After looking at your extraoral photographs (attachments are hidden to protect the patient's identity): When we consider the age factor, at growing age, one can go for growth modulation and then dental correction to achieve maximum results (skeletal and dental results). When growth is completed, then the option for better and maximum results is surgery and dental correction (to achieve skeletal and dental changes). But if you do not want to go for surgery, then dental correction and camouflage is the only option remaining. But results will not be 100 percent, as in that only dental correction will be taken into consideration. Hope this helps. Kind regards.

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