Are you wondering, “Can Invisalign fix my underbite?” The short answer is: Yes! However, to be sure, we’ll need to assess your unique smile. More than likely, Invisalign can provide relatively comfortable, fast, convenient, and effective treatment.
An underbite is when the lower teeth are in front of your upper teeth when you close your mouth.
As Invisalign’s website shows, an underbite is one of the many treatable cases. Of all bite problems, the overbite is the most common, affecting the majority of people. An underbite is less common, but like a pronounced overbite, it can cause oral health problems. Not to mention, you may shy away from showing the world your smile. Fortunately, this doesn’t have to be the case!
Here are some of the problems an underbite may cause:
- Problems chewing
- Difficulty with speech
- Wearing of tooth enamel
- Problems with the jaw
- Mouth and face pain
Since the jaw’s alignment is sometimes involved, your orthodontist may determine that Invisalign can be an effective part of a combined treatment. In some cases, surgery may be necessary.
Don’t Put Off Treating an Underbite
As you age, an underbite, as well as other bite issues called malocclusions, can worsen. If left untreated, there is a risk of tooth decay, tooth loss, gum disease, and sometimes painful TMJ disorders. Thus, fixing an underbite may not be merely cosmetic. So, it’s smart to have your orthodontist evaluate your smile.
If you are a candidate for Invisalign, then perfecting your smile may be faster, and more affordable than you imagine. With the latest technology, we can ensure the best results in less time than ever before.
Why Choose Invisalign?
Invisalign uses state-of-the-art 3D scanning technology to create a personalized treatment made just for you. With no metal wires, there is less risk for abrasions to your mouth. Also, there is less time spent at your doctor’s office to adjust the wires. Even better, you can take out the clear aligners to eat, drink, and brush your teeth like usual.
Invisalign is convenient and practical, with gradual adjustments as you progress toward a perfect smile. In general, you can expect to wear the aligners for 9-15 months, depending on the severity of the underbite. For many teenagers, clear aligners can mean the world because many people won’t even know you’re wearing them. However, adults of all ages are using Invisalign with over 8 million satisfied patients worldwide.
In some cases, braces may be a better option for the best results. Today’s modern braces are better than ever, with a much smaller profile. And, with clear braces, they are almost as discreet as Invisalign. With the latest technological advances, treatment takes much less time and is more comfortable.
Before any treatment begins, we’ll discuss all the options and the costs involved.
Your Best Smile Is Affordable
At Mill Creek Orthodontics, we don’t want anything to hold you back from getting the perfect smile you deserve. With affordable in-house financing, you can stay within budget.
For a limited time, we’re making treatment even more affordable. Ask us about our New Patient Promo to fit every budget in Charlottesville.
Free Virtual Consultation from Home
We love helping our community smile more than ever! Get started with a free consultation today. Or, begin a free virtual consultation from the comfort of home. It’s easy to find out if you are a candidate for Invisalign or braces!
After reviewing pictures of your smile, Dr. Markus Niepraschk will contact you with a professional assessment. We’ll answer all your questions. Then, you’ll be informed and ready to schedule your first office visit when you’re ready.
To start your free virtual consultation, click on the button on the bottom right of the screen that reads, “Start Virtual Appointment!” Then, a pop-up screen will appear. Type in your information to begin.
Finally, follow the simple steps to submit photos of your smile, and we’ll contact you soon with your smile assessment. Please feel free to ask us anything!
As always, Mill Creek Orthodontics is here for you!