Can Invisalign® Invisible Braces Fix My Underbite?

Invisalign Peabody, MA

Invisible braces like Invisalign® are one of the options you get to choose from if you are dealing with an underbite, along with alternatives like expanders, braces and as a last resort, surgery. When given a choice, a growing number of patients opt for invisible braces because these provide a less invasive and more subtle way to improve teeth alignment.

Treating an underbite with invisible braces like Invisalign®

Having an underbite is the result of the lower set of teeth sticking out farther than they should. It usually leads to the person having a "bulldog" appearance. That can lead to a variety of social issues, since people with underbites tend to have facial expressions that do not always convey how they are feeling at a time. It can lead to the person becoming self-conscious about their appearance. Kids with underbites often become victims of teasing and bullying.

Underbites can also lead to the development of a range of oral issues. It makes it more difficult to clean teeth, which increases a person's risk of tooth decay or gum disease. An underbite can also lead to teeth enamel becoming worn down, which makes them more susceptible to tooth decay. The most severe cases of underbites can lead to problems with the temporomandibular joints, which can lead to discomfort and pain. 

A dentist might recommend treating an underbite with Invisalign® if it is being caused by irregular teeth alignment of the top or bottom set of teeth. Patients with underbites that are being caused by poor jaw positioning will typically have to explore other options.

How invisible braces work

Treatment with Invisalign® and other clear braces involves wearing multiple aligner trays for a specific period of time. Each aligner tray is only worn for a couple of weeks before being replaced with another. Each aligner tray further down the line pushes the person's teeth a little closer to the desired position.

These aligner trays have to be worn for at least 20 hours each day to be effective. The aligner trays are removable, so the patient can take them out for meals and oral hygiene. The trays should be worn continuously otherwise. Patients who get their underbite fixed with invisible braces get to enjoy benefits like:

  • Treatment times are typically shorter, thanks to the more precise force that invisible braces apply on the wearer's teeth
  • As the name implies, invisible braces are virtually impossible to notice when a person has them on
  • Invisalign® clear aligners provide a more comfortable experience for the patient
  • Invisible braces can be easily removed for meals, allowing the patient to continue to eat like they normally do during their treatment
  • Invisible clear aligners do not restrict brushing or flossing

Get your underbite fixed

Call or visit our Peabody clinic to learn more about fixing poor teeth alignment with Invisalign® braces. Our dentist will educate you about your treatment options.

Request an appointment here: or call Northside Dental Care, PC at (978) 206-7077 for an appointment in our Peabody office.

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