Can Invisalign Fix an Open Bite?

Invisalign truly is a wonderful invention. Just think about it. You place a piece of transparent plastic over your teeth and slowly but surely move them into their proper position and get a healthy and beautiful-looking smile.

But, as wonderful as Invisalign is, it has its limitations. While it can correct a wide range of orthodontic issues, it may not be that effective in some instances of severe misalignments or malocclusions.

So, how about an open bite? Can you use Invisalign to fix yours?

How to Tell You Have an Open Bite

Look into the mirror and smile with your teeth closed. If the upper and lower teeth do not meet properly when the jaws are closed, then you have an open bite. Of course, a dentist is the one qualified to diagnose this condition, but this is what usually happens when you have an open bite.

If you don't treat it, an open bite could lead to difficulty biting and chewing food, as well as speech problems.

Can Invisalign Fix an Open Bite?

Invisalign can be an effective treatment option for correcting an open bite, but it's important to note that it may not be the best option for everyone.

You can use Invisalign to correct an open bite if the condition was caused by crowding, for example. But, if the underlying reasons are more severe, such as jaw misalignment, Invisalign may not be able to correct it fully.

How Does Invisalign Work for an Open Bite?

During the treatment, you will receive a set of custom-made plastic trays to meet the specifics of your teeth and bite. You must wear these aligners for 20-22 hours a day and change them every 1-2 weeks. The aligners gradually shift the teeth into the desired position.

When it comes to open bites, Invisalign aligners are specifically designed to push the upper and lower teeth together, closing the gap between them. They do this by placing pressure on specific teeth to encourage them to move into the desired position.

In addition to being transparent, Invisalign aligners are also removable, so you can take them off when eating or brushing your teeth. Jackson Invisalign treatment also takes less time than traditional braces, so it's easy to see why so many people are interested in this type of treatment.

Are You Ready to Correct Your Open Bite? We Can Help!

If you're considering Invisalign to correct an open bite, schedule an appointment with Dr. Ben Heffter or Dr. Pako Major at Jackson Family Dentistry. They will examine your teeth and jaws and be able to determine if Invisalign is the best treatment option for you. They will also provide you with a detailed treatment plan and estimate the treatment cost.

All you have to do is contact us, tell us what you need, and we'll get right back to you.