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What are Under Bites?
Under Bites are when the lower jaw protrudes
farther than the upper jaw, resulting in a “bulldog”
How are Under Bites usually treated?
If the Under Bite is hereditary, then the patient
will need to wait until his or her body stops
growing (for men, it’s between ages 18-25 and
for women, it’s between ages 18-21) in order to
do jaw surgery. During the operation, the
surgeon will slide the lower jaw backwards, pull
the upper jaw forward, or a combination.
MYOEFFECT AND UNDER BITES
Benefits of MyoEffect Treatment
The MyoEffect Treatment can fix the Under Bite if
the lower jaw slides forward during biting. This
procedure will work for early treatment in children
ages 7 to 10. For patients ages 13+, the MyoEffect
Treatment can minimize the appearance of the
Under Bite if surgery isn’t wanted.