Can Clear Aligners Fix an Underbite?

If you’ve got an underbite and you’re interested in clear aligner therapy in Clermont, you may be wondering if you’re a good candidate for treatment at Clermont Family Dentistry. Can clear aligners really fix an underbite?

The answer is “yes.” For most patients, clear aligner therapy with a treatment like Reveal Clear Aligners is a viable option for straightening teeth and fixing bite alignment problems like underbites. Not everyone is a good candidate, but if you qualify, you can correct your underbite without braces in Clermont.

Clear Aligners Can Treat Underbite And Other Bite Problems – Just Like Braces

Clear aligner therapy first began more than 25 years ago, when Invisalign first hit the market in 1997. Today, clear aligner therapy is an accepted alternative to braces for many orthodontic problems. There are lots of clear aligners on the market, such as Reveal Clear Aligners, which are what we use at Clermont Family Dentistry.

Although there are differences between clear aligner treatments, they all do the same basic thing. They move your teeth into a better position using durable plastic aligners. These look sort of like a retainer or a night guard for teeth grinding. Each set of aligners puts pressure on your teeth, and causes them to shift toward a healthier position over time.

That means clear aligners can treat a lot of the same problems as traditional braces. This includes:

  • Underbites
  • Overbites
  • Crossbites
  • Open bites
  • Gaps between teeth
  • Uneven teeth
  • Misaligned teeth

Since clear aligners offer lots of benefits compared to braces, they're very popular, especially among older adults. Clear aligners are invisible when worn, are removable to brush and floss, and are more comfortable and convenient than braces.

Some Bite Problems May Be Too Severe For Clear Aligner Therapy

If you have a minor-to-moderate underbite that’s caused by misaligned teeth, you’re a good candidate for treatment with Reveal Clear Aligners at our office. However, there are some cases where clear aligners are not an appropriate treatment.

For example, if you have a really severe underbite, you may need jaw surgery and treatment with traditional braces. Braces are more versatile and effective for treating serious orthodontic problems, so they're a better choice in these situations.

The only way to find out whether or not you’re a candidate for clear aligner therapy is to see a dentist like Dr. Mundi Buechele for an orthodontic consultation. Dr. Buechele can examine your mouth, assess the alignment of your teeth and your jaws, and determine if you’re a good candidate for clear aligners.

See If Clear Aligners Are Right For You – Contact Clermont Family Dentistry!

For most people, Reveal Clear Aligners are a great option for correcting an underbite. If you’d like to improve your smile and your oral health, our team is here to help. Dr. Buechele is an expert in clear aligner therapy, and we’re always accepting new patients in Clermont. Give us a call at (352) 242-1763 or contact us online to schedule your orthodontic consultation right away.

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