My Teen Has an Underbite: Can Invisalign Help?

My Teen Has an Underbite: Can Invisalign Help?
Posted on 05/08/2016

Many types of malocclusions can be resolved with Invisalign. Teenagers are especially self-conscious so Invisalign Teen is particularly important offering many advantages for teeth straightening.

An underbite, overbite, or cross bite are all issues that can be resolved with Invisalign. A visit with the orthodontist will determine if the patient is a quality candidate for this program.

Pictures, dental x-rays, and impressions are taken. These tools are used by the technicians at the Invisalign laboratory to fabricate the aligners that will correct the patient’s bite. Using 3-D digital technology, a series of aligners are made to be replaced (updated) every two weeks throughout treatment. Each aligner is designed to subtly shift teeth closer to the correct occlusion with each update.

Invisalign Teen is ideal for the responsible teenager for many reasons:

They are clear – this is an important component for the self-conscious teen. Invisalign is virtually invisible making this method of teeth straightening very popular with teens and adults.

They are removable – the patient can continue to eat all the foods they love while undergoing teeth straightening. Simply remove the aligner for meals and snacks. A container is provided to store the aligner during these times.

Since they are removable, daily brushing and flossing can be performed without any obstructions as well as having teeth cleaned by their dental provider every six months through orthodontic treatment.

Convenient – Visits to the orthodontist are quick and easy; and not needed as often as you might think.

Comfortable – The aligners are strong enough to gently shift your teeth over time, but do not contain metal or wires that might abrade soft oral tissues.

Non-disruptive – Teens can participate in sports, and even play musical instruments without interference.

Your teen is advised to wear the aligners a minimum of twenty to twenty-two hours every day to achieve desired results in the prescribed amount of time. But compliance is easy with all the advantages offered with Invisalign Teen.

To find out if your teen is a candidate for Invisalign, contact our team at San Antonio Orthodontics. Call 210-543-8000 and schedule your informative consultation today.