Underbites are dental conditions where the lower teeth extend farther than the upper teeth, resulting in a jaw misalignment. Underbites can vary greatly in severity. For instance, a mild case might not even be detectable from the outside and only become apparent during a dentist’s appointment.
But when visible, they are more than just cosmetic issues. Underbites can cause problems with the teeth and jaw, and even affect how a person talks, or how well they can chew their food.
People with underbites might already be battling self-esteem issues, so it’s not really surprising that many wonder whether Invisalign can be an appreciated treatment option for them. But can Invisalign actually fix underbites?
Invisalign Can Treat Underbites in Some Cases
Invisalign is able to treat some forms of underbites, but since there are many different degrees of severity to them, the only way to know for sure is to see an orthodontist for a consultation.
For example, if your underbite is caused by an issue with your tooth alignment, then you’re most likely a great candidate for Invisalign treatment.
In some cases, underbites may require jaw surgery or even using traditional metal braces at least for a while to resolve part of the problem. Then, you may be able to move to an Invisalign treatment and get your underbite corrected in a much more discreet way.
If you book a Port Orange Invisalign consultation at Smillie Dental, our team will first analyze your specific case and then recommend the best course of action to address your underbite.
How Does Invisalign Work?
Invisalign involves wearing a set of clear aligners which slowly change the position of your teeth. The trays are custom-made to fit you, which is why many patients report a lot less discomfort with Invisalign than with traditional metal braces.
The trays are changed around 2 weeks, to ensure your treatment is following the right course. You will need to come into the office for routine consultations to ensure everything is going according to plan.
With time, the trays can realign your teeth and adjust jaw position to fix your underbite, giving you the smile you’ve always wanted. In some cases, you might need some additions to the Invisalign trays, such as rubber bands to help your treatment. This will be decided once the orthodontist reviews your case and determines which form of treatment is best for your condition.
Interested in Invisalign? We Can Help!
Dr. Joseph Smillie and Dr. Helen Smillie are here to help you get the smile of your dreams through Invisalign, or other types of treatments to address your underbite. Our professional dental health services are at your service whenever you need them.
To get started, please schedule a consultation at Smillie Dental online, or call our office directly at (386) 317-4754 to find out more about our services and how we can help!