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Understanding Underbite: Expert Insights from Stella Maris Dental, Birmingham

Welcome to Stella Maris Dental, your trusted dental practice in the heart of Birmingham. Today, we’re delving into a common dental concern – underbite. This condition, more than just an aesthetic issue, can impact your overall dental health. We aim to provide you with comprehensive knowledge and effective solutions.

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What is an Underbite?

An underbite, or Class III malocclusion, is a dental condition characterized by the protrusion of the lower teeth beyond the upper teeth. This alignment issue can affect both the functionality and aesthetics of your smile, making it a concern for both health and confidence.

Causes of Underbite

The development of an underbite can be attributed to various factors. Genetics play a significant role, as jaw structure is often inherited. Childhood habits, such as prolonged thumb-sucking or pacifier use, can also influence jaw development. Additionally, underbites can result from discrepancies in jawbone growth.

Symptoms and Complications

Underbite symptoms are not limited to visible misalignment. Individuals may experience difficulty in biting or chewing, and in some cases, speech impediments. If left untreated, underbites can lead to more severe complications, including increased tooth wear, temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders, and even sleep apnea.

Diagnosis and Treatment at Stella Maris Dental

At Stella Maris Dental, we employ advanced diagnostic techniques to accurately assess underbite conditions. Our treatment plans are tailored to each individual, ranging from orthodontic interventions like braces or clear aligners to surgical solutions for severe cases. Our goal is to restore both function and aesthetics to your smile.

Living with Underbite

While undergoing treatment, maintaining good oral hygiene is crucial. We provide guidance on effective cleaning techniques and managing any discomfort associated with treatment. Our team is dedicated to supporting you every step of the way towards a healthier, more confident smile.


At Stella Maris Dental in Birmingham, we understand the complexities of underbite and are committed to providing comprehensive, personalized care. Our approach combines advanced technology with compassionate service to ensure the best outcomes for our patients. call 0121 588 4541

Donna Willetts
Donna Willetts
This is an amazing dental practise. All of the staff are lovely and make you feel at ease. Highly recommend if you are looking to go private.
Linda guest
Linda guest
Friendly staff. Mom is elderly and a ground floor hygiene appointment was arranged. Great customer service.
Ann Humphries
Ann Humphries
Can't praise th dentist enough with the reassuring manner and very informative and great follow up
Gurdip Gill
Gurdip Gill
Have been attending this practice for years and always feel welcomed. Staff are professional and caring.
Bev Simpson
Bev Simpson
I highly recommend Stella Maris Dental Practice.. The standard of care is excellent and pain free. Thiara my Hygienist and the Dental Nurse support offer an exceptional service. Thank You
Larraine Dudley
Larraine Dudley
Very experienced informative dental practice.
Paul Sheward
Paul Sheward
Nice friendly staff, explained exactly what was going on

Why Choose Stella Maris?

For over 35 years, we’ve been helping thousands of people regain their confidence to smile. We focus on promoting a healthy mouth and beautiful looking teeth for life, not just a quick fix.

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