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Orthodontics

What does an orthodontic chin cup treat?

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  • AGreg Cannizzo, Dentist, answered

    An orthodontic chin cup is used to treat an under bite in children. An under bite is a condition in which the lower teeth are positioned in front of the upper teeth, similar to a bulldog's bite. Dentists call this a Class III growth pattern. When the under bite is due to a faster-than-normal-growing lower jaw a chin cup or chin sling may be recommended.

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