Simply put – yes, Invisalign aligners can treat an underbite! Fixing an underbite or overbite are two of the most common reasons people seek orthodontic treatment. Invisalign is designed for both teens and adults and uses a series of clear aligners that straighten your teeth without the usual noticeable, bulky materials involved with traditional braces.
What is an Underbite?
An underbite is a type of misalignment where your lower front teeth extend out beyond your upper teeth when you close your mouth. It usually means that your lower jaw juts a little too far forward. Ideally, your upper arch of teeth should be parallel to your lower teeth.
Why Should You Fix an Underbite?
Underbites can lead to a wide range of dental consequences. If left untreated, they can be detrimental to your oral health and cause your teeth to wear down more quickly. Underbites put undue pressure on your lower teeth, cause uneven chewing and speech problems, wear down enamel, and increase the chances for tooth decay. Plus, underbite correction can improve your confidence! With Invisalign, correcting an underbite is easier than ever before and completely possible without surgery.
Underbite Correction with Invisalign
While surgery or braces used to be the only solutions for fixing an underbite, Invisalign treatment can now help properly align your jaws. Cooney Orthodontics uses the newest technologies to treat your unique dental situation. The process starts with your dental care provider taking digital scans of your teeth and developing a personalized Invisalign treatment plan that will produce the best results possible. Aligners should be worn for about 22 hours a day, except for when you’re cleaning your teeth or eating. You’ll receive new aligners every few weeks, depending on your customized plan, that will gradually push your teeth into their proper position.
Invisalign Vs. Traditional Braces
Invisalign aligners offer several advantages over alternative options. The invisibility makes them unnoticeable and will improve your smile (and self-confidence!) without anyone knowing. Since they’re custom made for your teeth, they will fit perfectly and not cause any discomfort. Invisalign aligners are easy to clean and maintain oral hygiene. Because you take them out when you eat, you can still enjoy dietary freedom and eat your favorite foods that would get stuck in traditional braces.
To start your journey to a beautiful smile, schedule your complimentary screening at Cooney Orthodontics, the only Diamond Invisalign Provider in the Capital Region, today!