Originally Posted by pinaay
I'm 17 years old and I have a pretty bad underbite. It doesn't really affect me physically, but I feel really self-concious about it and sometimes I try to avoid talking to people just because I don't want them to see my underbite. I want to be a musician/singer, but I'm really nervous that record labels might reject me because my jaw's not aligned, my teeth are all crooked and I don't have ''the look''. I feel really silly for being so self-concious about it, but it really bothers me. I was considering having surgery, but it seems like a pretty invasive procedure and I'm nervous about it. Has anyone ever had a correctional surgery done that could tell me what it's like, or even just some advice about how to stop being so self-concious?
I just read your message and felt i had to reply! So me and my sister both have had underbites all our lives. (It is hereditary from both sides of the family - unlucky yes!) My sister had surgery to fix hers last april (she is 19 yrs), she always tells me that it is the best thing that could have ever happened to her, her confidence is sky high and she looks great. She was in absoultly no pain what so ever after the surgery and she didnt take any pain medication after the 1st 2 days ( i know its hard to believe but the surgery is not painfull at all, just unconfortable from having your mouth wired shut for 2 weeks after
) Last march i decided to start the process for the surgery too.. this involves getting my braces on! ( the teethmust be perfectly straight before surgery ) However i must admit, the braces have made my underbite look significantly worse (this is meant to happen) it is currently 6mm (quite bad i know
) but im getting the surgery probably by next june!
My underbite has caused quite a few problems for me! i have got an inbalance in my facial profile, i have a lisp, i also have TMJ ( constant clicking of my joints in the jaw which causes terrible earpain) so yeah.. it sucks! But i consider myself lucky as i know what to excpect affter thesurgery especially since my sister has been through this before me, it is painless (ok maby i slight amount of pain) and the results are just fantastic! I know exacdtly what it feels like to be self conscious and feel like you dont fit in and i know that this surgery is defenitly something that i wouldnt regret doing! I really hope this helped you!
if u need to know anything else just ask!