Can Invisalign® Treatment Correct Overbites and Underbites?

By: Dr. Junée F. Gardy


Dr. Junée F. Gardy and her team in Naples, FL, are transforming smiles and lives with modern dental solutions. One question that frequently arises during consultations with patients at Junée F. Gardy DDS, PA is whether Invisalign treatment can effectively address common bite problems, such as overbites and underbites. This method, renowned for its aesthetic advantages, also offers significant benefits in rectifying dental malocclusion, showcasing its effects beyond mere cosmetic appeal. Patients are often surprised to learn that this sleek, nearly invisible option is as effective in its corrective capacity as it is discreet in its appearance, making it a preferred choice for adults and teens alike.

What is dental malocclusion?

Dental malocclusion refers to any misalignment of the teeth when the jaws are closed, such as conditions like overbites, where the upper teeth significantly overlap the lower teeth, and underbites, with the lower teeth extending beyond the upper teeth. These bite misalignments are not just cosmetic concerns; they can lead to a host of dental health issues, including challenges in chewing and speaking, as well as an increased risk of tooth decay and gum disease due to the difficulty in maintaining proper oral hygiene. Addressing these conditions early on with Dr. Gardy can prevent more serious complications, such as erosion of tooth enamel and even jaw pain, showcasing the importance of timely intervention.

How does Invisalign treatment work?

Invisalign clear aligners are a modern, comfortable solution for correcting bite misalignments, offering an aesthetically pleasing alternative to traditional metal braces. These clear, removable aligners are custom-made to fit snugly over your teeth, employing a series of gradually adjusted sets to gently shift your teeth into their proper alignment. Dr. Gardy's use of state-of-the-art technology when planning each patient's treatment journey allows for precision and customization. This advanced approach ensures that each aligner is tailored to the individual's dental structure and predicts the movement of teeth throughout the treatment, providing patients with a clear vision of their future smile.

Is Invisalign treatment right for everyone?

Invisalign aligners offer a versatile solution for many dental alignment problems, but it's essential to have a consultation with Dr. Gardy to determine if they are the best possible option for your specific case. Factors such as the severity of your overbite or underbite, your oral health condition, and your treatment goals will influence whether Invisalign treatment is recommended. Dr. Gardy provides thorough assessments to ensure that each patient receives the most effective and appropriate treatment plan possible.

Are you ready to transform your smile?

At Junée F. Gardy DDS, PA, our commitment is to offer personalized, efficient dental care that helps meet the unique needs and expectations of our patients. If you're dealing with an overbite or underbite, Invisalign treatment under the guidance of Dr. Junée F. Gardy could be your key to a healthier, more aesthetically pleasing smile. Embrace the opportunity to correct your bite misalignment with a team that values innovation, patient comfort, and outstanding results. Contact our dental clinic in Naples, FL today to begin your journey towards a smile that looks and feels great.

* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.