An underbite is just not fun at all. Not only does it look a little peculiar, but it poses some serious health risks, too. It used to be that the only way you could rectify an underbite was with braces or surgery. Today, thankfully, there are far less invasive ways to deal with an underbite, and one of those is with Invisalign aligners. Read on to learn more about how orthodontists can fix an underbite with Invisalign.
What Exactly Is An Underbite?
Close your mouth. If your lower teeth push in front of your upper teeth, you have an underbite. This often means that your lower jaw juts a little too far forward. Underbites make it hard to chew properly and even affect your speech. An underbite can even make your teeth wear down quicker than they should. Underbites can be caused by a whole host of things, from thumb sucking when you were little to genetics.
No matter what caused your underbite, an orthodontist’s treatment plan generally can fix an underbite with Invisalign, to create a happier, straighter smile.
Fix an Underbite with Invisalign Treatment
To treat your underbite with Invisalign aligners, you need to book an appointment with your Gold Coast orthodontist. We’ll take a digital scan of your teeth and create a virtual 3D model of your mouth so we can plan your treatment.
Invisalign makes use of advanced technology to translate our precise treatment instructions into a sequence of completely customised aligners.
You’ll wear each aligner for a week, only taking them out to eat and brush. When you replace your aligners each time, your jaw and teeth will gradually move into a straighter position.
Invisalign is an effective, fast and easy way to fix your underbite. It’s always a good idea to start treatment as early on as you can for the best possible results.
The almost invisible aligners fit perfectly into your mouth and are effortless to remove when you need to. With Invisalign, there are fewer office appointments and you can still eat your favourite foods.
If you want to learn more about this treatment, don’t hesitate to get in touch!
Book an appointment at Medland Orthodontics on the Gold Coast today. We look forward to meeting you.