It is possible to correct both an under bite and an overbite with Invisalign. Each patient is different and it is important to consult with an orthodontist that offers Invisalign treatment. An Invisalign preferred provider will have more experience and knowledge with correcting bite problems using this comfortable and removable dental appliance. If you are seeking an Invisalign Miami preferred provider contact Dr. Derek Sanders of Orthodontics Only today.
An underbite is where the lower teeth are in front of the top teeth making the lower jaw more prominent. The lower teeth protrude past the front teeth. This is usually caused by undergrowth of the upper jaw, overgrowth of the lower jaw, or in severe cases, both. It can also be caused by missing upper teeth. An underbite can prevent the normal functions of the front teeth or molars, which can lead to tooth wear. It can also be painful and cause joint problems. Depending on the severity of your problem, Invisalign can often correct this problem.
An overbite is where the upper teeth bite over the lower teeth and is known to dental professionals as an “overjet.” It occurs when the upper teeth bite over the lower teeth. It is generally caused by genetics, bad oral habits, or overdevelopment of the bone that supports the teeth. This can lead to gum problems or irritation, and wear on the lower teeth. This can also cause painful jaw and joint problems. Often, this can also be corrected using Invisalign.
Invisalign and your orthodontist can customize a treatment plan that shifts your teeth and/or jawline to fix your overbite or under bite. Your treatment will depend on the severity of your problem. A mild to moderate discrepancy can often be corrected with Invisalign. Often, severe problems can also be corrected but a consultation with your orthodontist is necessary. They will be able to tell you if 100% correction is possible.
Invisalign has advanced since it first came out. The technology has become more advanced and the results more effective. Now, more serious problems can now be fixed with Invisalign. An overbite or under bite can generally be treated in 12-18 months. This does vary depending on the severity. It also depends on the patient following the treatment plan. It is important to wear the aligners as much as possible and at least twenty-two hours per day. Sometimes rubber bands are needed towards the back of the mouth. However, they are in the back and not visible.
If your child is suffering from an overbite or crossbite problem, it is important to seek out orthodontic advice before the bite causes permanent dental problems. If you are interested in finding out whether Invisalign is a suitable part of the solution, call an authorized Invisalign provider. Contact Orthodontics Only for your free one hour consultation today.