Invisalign has been celebrated as the clear alternative to regular braces.
Instead of bulky, noticeable metallic braces, it uses a set of clear plastic spacers to gently realign teeth over time. The spacers can be removed temporarily by the user to eat or participate in hobbies. Removal also makes them much easier to clean.
Most patients report that nobody can tell they use Invisalign.
Thanks to their convenience and appearance, Invisalign has become popular for people of all ages who want to improve the alignment of their teeth. Invisalign helps you get the beautiful, straight smile you’ve always wanted while reducing bite issues caused by misalignment.
Invisalign is a resoundingly popular solution for underbite and overbite.
Does Invisalign Help With Overbite?
Overbite is when your upper front teeth overlap your lower front teeth. Overbite is somewhat more common than underbite: In fact, most people experience it to at least some degree. When overbite is severe, however, it can cause jaw pain and contribute to your teeth wearing down.
A significant overbite that might cause health issues is called deep bite.
Your doctor will evaluate your overbite in terms of a percentage. People with greater than 25% overbite are ideal candidates for Invisalign. Most patients will see substantial improvement in their overbite within a year, though exact treatment duration is based on your needs.
Does Invisalign Help With Underbite?
Underbite is seen if your lower front teeth are in front of your upper teeth when you close your mouth. It is somewhat rarer than overbite. In many cases, underbite is caused by a misalignment of the jaw, which is positioned too far forward.
Most patients with underbite find it a very frustrating problem. It can make chewing harder and might lead to problems speaking clearly. Like overbite, underbite can sometimes cause teeth to wear out more quickly than they otherwise would.
Invisalign treatment can help with most, but not all cases of underbite. Patients with severe underbite often need to combine Invisalign treatment with surgery to achieve an ideal outcome. An experienced Invisalign dentist can help you select the right treatment for you.
Underbite and overbite can coincide with other dental problems. Invisalign is an important part of treatment that can provide symptom relief and more pleasing appearance for the vast majority of patients. Selecting a qualified Invisalign expert is the first step.
For your Invisalign consultation, contact Coscarella Family Dentistry today.