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Underbite Dentistry Ask The Dentist Edward Leventhal Question:
Fix Underbite without Surgery? I'm 19 years old and I have a mini underbite.

Its not that bad but it is still an underbite! Because of the underbite, my face looks flat, except for my nose.

Is it possible to correct my underbite without having surgery? I'm scared of surgery. ...Visitor from Vancouver British Columbia Canada

Answer:
The advice I am giving is without seeing you so it may be totally wrong in your particular case.

In a moderate anterior crossbite situation that you describe, it is possible to correct the crossbite without surgery, taking for granted the bone structure is typical of a healthy nineteen year old.

The maxillary (upper) teeth can be pushed forward.

Edward Leventhal, DDS
Baltimore Cosmetic Implant Dentistry
8860 Belair Road
Baltimore, MD 21236
(410) 256-7300

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