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Can Invisalign fix an underbite?

Are you grappling with an underbite and contemplating whether Invisalign might be the solution? 

Let’s take a look at the effectiveness of Invisalign when it comes to addressing underbite issues. 

We’ll delve into the underlying causes of underbites, how Invisalign addresses them, and the benefits of opting for Invisalign for this common orthodontic concern. 

So, can Invisalign fix underbite problems?

Understanding underbites: causes and concerns

First, let’s understand what an underbite is and what leads to it. 

An underbite occurs when the lower front teeth protrude beyond the upper front teeth when the jaw is closed. 

This can result from various factors such as genetics, childhood habits like tongue thrusting, jaw misalignment, or the natural growth pattern of the teeth.

Underbites can result in several complications, including difficulty chewing, speech impediments, jaw discomfort, and potential self-esteem issues due to the appearance of the smile. 

Correcting a significant underbite is essential not just for cosmetic reasons but also for overall oral health and functionality.

How Invisalign works to treat underbites

Let’s delve into how Invisalign, a popular clear aligner system, effectively addresses underbites.

Diverging from conventional braces, Invisalign employs a sequence of custom-made clear aligners to realign teeth. 

The process initiates with a consultation with Dr Gina Vega, who is an Invisalign expert having treated over +1200 cases. Through advanced 3D imaging, she will tailor a treatment plan to your specific needs. Subsequently, a set of personalised clear aligners is crafted for your teeth.

Worn for 20 to 22 hours daily, these aligners are only removed for eating, drinking (excluding water), and oral hygiene. Each aligner set exerts gentle pressure, gradually shifting teeth into their proper alignment, thereby addressing the underbite.

How invisalign treats underbite

Benefits of Invisalign for Underbites

Invisalign offers a host of benefits, especially when it comes to tackling underbites. Choosing Invisalign to correct underbites provides several advantages over traditional braces:

1. Subtle treatment

One standout benefit of Invisalign is its discreet appearance. The clear aligners are nearly invisible, allowing you to straighten your teeth without drawing attention to your treatment.

2. Enhanced comfort

In contrast to bulky metal braces, Invisalign aligners are sleek, comfortable, and unique to the individual’s mouth. They’re free of sharp edges that could aggravate your cheeks or gums, resulting in a more comfortable experience.

3. Easy to remove

Invisalign aligners are designed to be removable, allowing you to take them out for eating, drinking, brushing, and flossing. This flexibility makes it easier to keep up oral hygiene efforts throughout your treatment journey.

4. No food restrictions

With Invisalign clear aligners, you can indulge in your favourite foods without worrying about damaging your braces. Simply remove your aligners before meals and snacks, then brush your teeth before putting them back in.

5. Faster treatment times

In many cases, Invisalign treatment can be completed more quickly compared to traditional braces, depending on the severity of the underbite and individual factors.

Why choose Bishopsgate Dental for orthodontic treatment?

Have we convinced you to fix your underbite problems? We have a range of cosmetic dentistry treatments to suit you at Bishopsgate Dental.

Invisalign is an excellent option for correcting underbites, offering a discreet, comfortable, and efficient alternative to traditional metal braces. 

We strive to make good dental health accessible to everyone. Book an appointment or consultation with Bishopsgate Dental Care! We open at 8am every weekday and offer late appointments on Wednesdays. You can book online or call our expert team on 0207 377 6762.

Don’t let an underbite hold you back any longer—explore the possibilities with Invisalign today