Invisalign clear aligners can resolve many issues, including overbites and underbites. If you have an overbite or underbite, Invisalign may help you achieve straighter teeth and greater self-confidence. Let’s take a closer look at how Invisalign works on overbites and underbites.

Overbites

Also known as deeb bites, overbites occur when the upper front teeth and jaw protrude over the lower arch. They are often the result of genetics or an uneven growth that occurs because of thumb sucking, prolonged use of a bottle, and other childhood habits.

If you have an overbite, we’ll examine the severity of it and determine if Invisalign is a good option. In the event that it is and you choose to undergo treatment, you’ll need to wear a series of aligners over the next several months. Every two weeks, you’ll be required to switch aligners. You’ll notice that slowly but surely, your upper arch will come into alignment with your lower arch.

Underbites

When the front teeth along the lower arch protrude over the upper teeth, underbites occur. They may also be caused by genetics or childhood habits that distribute uneven pressure to the upper and lower jaw during growth and development.

If you have a minor to moderate underbite, it may be corrected through Invisalign. However, if your underbite is severe, you may need to pair Invisalign treatment with surgery. We’ll evaluate your underbite and let you know what is right for your situation.

Schedule an Appointment at Costa Family & Cosmetic Dentistry

If you have an overbite or underbite, it is in your best interest to schedule an appointment at Costa Family & Cosmetic Dentistry to determine whether Invisalign is the best treatment option for you. Call us at 703-439-1214.