Can Invisalign Remove an Underbite?
- Asked by condoriano in japan
- 2 years ago
only option i am willing to take is invisalign, operations and metal braces are definately out of the question for me. i just want to know if invisalign can realy help remove an underbite or at least reduce it significantly. i would not mind teeth removal from the lower jaw.
Invisalign and underbite correction
Invisalign may or may not be able to fully correct your overbite (in this forum we cannot really accurately diagnose a case like yours). Since you are firmly set on using only Invisalign you should be prepared to accept whatever Invisalign can accomplish. Discuss your goals with your Invisalign provider and be sure to get him/her to give you specific benchmarks about what your bite will look like at the end of treatment. That way you'll be satisfied with your Invisalign experience.
We now use Invisalign for major corrections
Just a couple years ago, most Invisalign orthodontists did more moderate corrections with Invisalign. Today we are correcting underbites and overbites etc. If the back teeth are not in good positions (called Class I), then likely rubber bands will be needed to get the correction needed. I have now corrected several Class III cases, with the help of rubber bands worn inconspicuously at the sides of the mouth near the cheeks. It can work great! Good luck.
Invisalign for an underbite
I certainly have corrected underbites just with Invisalign but it allways depends on the particular orthodontic problem....Only by seeing an experienced orthodontist who uses Invisalign can you know for sure
Underbite with Invisalign can be complicated
Often the underbite changes are minimal unless using a complex approach with bonded attachements and elastics. At that point, the process is NOT invisible, and tooth colored brackets and wires are more predictable and faster. The short answer is "probably" but a thorough discussion with your dentist or orthodontist will be important to determine if your goals can be achieved.
Yes, in some cases
Invisalign can correct bite issue in lots of patients. You can expect a reduction in your underbite - at a minimum - and I have had some patients get optimum results with bite problems.
You do need to find a qualified Invisalign dentist, have your records taken, and most importantly - discuss with him/her what your goals are for your case. When you case is being developed - you will be able to see a time lapse video of the results that Invisalign will achieve.
You can see in advance how your underbite will be corrected. Awesome technology!
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