Soft drinks, including regular and diet soda pop, fruit drinks, sports drinks and energy drinks, weaken tooth enamel. They are even harder on teeth with orthodontic “appliances,” such as braces or aligners.
The main cause of an underbite is a misalignment of the lower jaw, which is usually present at birth. Several methods exist for correcting an underbite, from #jaw surgery to a range of orthodontic appliances. If steps are taken while the patient is young, the right appliance is often just the thing to resolve the problem.