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Can Invisalign Fix Bite Problems?

August 18, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — clearcoastdental @ 8:37 pm

Clear aligners in opened handBraces aren’t just for children and teens. 1 in 5 orthodontic patients is over the age of 18, thanks to less noticeable treatment options, like Invisalign. Clear aligners can fix overcrowded, gapped, and rotated teeth. Did you know that Invisalign can fix bite problems, too? Here is how you can correct your bite with no brackets or wires.

How Invisalign Works

Metal braces use a system of wires and brackets to pull teeth into alignment, which also ensures balance between the upper and lower arches. Although this is effective, brackets and wires are noticeable and have their disadvantages. 

Invisalign works differently. A series of aligners are created to apply continual pressure when worn over your teeth. Each aligner in the series makes minor adjustments to move your teeth. Not only can this give you a straight smile, but it can also improve your bite.

Bite Issues Invisalign Can Correct

Invisalign is effective at treating multiple bite issues, but it’s not right for everyone. You’ll require a consultation with your dentist to determine if clear aligners are right for you. Generally, Invisalign can be used to fix:


An overbite is one of the most common bite problems that causes the top teeth to extend too far over the bottom arch. The Invisalign Mandibular Advancement uses plastic wings attached to the aligners to reposition the bottom jaw and straighten teeth.

Open Bite

An open bite is often caused by poor oral habits, like thumb-sucking or tongue-thrusting. It prevents the upper and lower teeth from meeting when the mouth is closed. Invisalign can treat many open bites, but every situation differs. 


An underbite results when the lower teeth rest over the upper arch when the mouth is closed. You’ll require a consultation to find out if clear aligners can fix the issue.

Benefit from the Clear Choice

Although Invisalign is a great option to resolve several bite conditions, no two cases are identical. Your dentist will examine your mouth and perform diagnostic services to create a personalized strategy to create your best smile.

Invisalign is a comfortable, effective option. In as few as 12 months, you can have a healthy, functional smile. You can’t put a price on the benefits you’ll gain from straight teeth.

About Dr. William Herr

Dr. Herr attended the University of Maryland’s School of Dentistry to earn his dental degree and has regularly continued his training in several specialties, including prosthodontics, oral surgery, and endodontic treatment. He strives to help each patient reach optimal oral health using the latest innovations in dentistry. Request an appointment through his website or call (508) 500-1160.

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