Invisalign for Underbite

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There are a variety of reasons our patients seek orthodontic care. Fixing an overbite is one of the most common. This serious misalignment can make your teeth look unusual, leaving you feeling self-conscious about your smile. At 172 NYC Dental, we offer a variety of dental specialties under one roof, including advanced Invisalign treatments that can address underbites. This discreet and comfortable orthodontic option is a non-surgical solution provided by our world-class Invisalign provider — Dr. Sang (Ben) Ahn. 

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What Is an Underbite?

An underbite is a common orthodontic condition characterized by lower teeth that jut in front of your front upper teeth when you close your mouth. An underbite, also called a class three malocclusion, happens when your lower jaw is displaced and sits too far forward.

Correcting an underbite is essential as it can leave you unhappy with the appearance of your smile and lead to other pressing concerns, such as:

  • Difficulty biting or chewing your food properly.
  • Impaired speech.
  • Excessive wear to your teeth.
  • Difficulty properly cleaning your teeth.
  • Teeth that decay faster.
  • Painful jaw joint disorders.

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“I’ve been seeing Dr. Ahn for my Invisalign and I’m very happy about the service at 209 NYC Dental and the result. Dr. Ahn is knowledgeable, detailed and patient.” Kana | yelp
“Having Invisalign was honestly a wonderful experience and the smartest thing I’ve ever done for myself. Dr. Ahn is very easy to talk to and makes you feel like a close friend, which makes the process feel very quick and [...] Brendan Prince | yelp
“Dr. Ahn is a very experienced professional, extremely dedicated and patient. He was always available and supportive.” Sandra | yelp
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Does Invisalign Work for an Underbite?

Invisalign aligners can fix certain types of underbites. Severe underbites may require additional treatment options, such as surgery, to correct the position of your jaw. However, in most cases, Invisalign can work for class three underbites when combined with these other treatments. 

Invisalign are clear, plastic aligners that come in sets. Every two weeks or so, you replace your aligners with another set. After wearing the aligners for up to 22 hours each day, Invisalign changes the position of your teeth, slowly correcting your underbite with each new set. 

Invisalign offers incredible advantages to our patients, especially when compared with traditional metal braces. They are:

  • Invisible. Correct your smile without anyone knowing.
  • Comfortable. Invisalign aligners custom fit to your teeth to gradually and comfortably shift them into their right position.
  • Convenient. Easily take your aligners off for cleaning and meals.
  • Efficient. Every two weeks, we check your progress to ensure your teeth are shifting according to your customized treatment plan. 
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How Long Does Invisalign Take for an Underbite?

How long your Invisalign treatment takes to address your underbite depends on a few factors, such as: 

  • The severity of your condition. 
  • Your level of misalignment.
  • Your willingness to follow-through with the process and wear your aligners for 22 hours daily.

Minor underbite cases can be treated in as little as three to four months. Moderate to severe underbites may take up to 12 months. 

Learn About Invisalign Braces for Underbites at 172 NYC Dental 

We are proud to have a distinguished Diamond Plus Invisalign provider as a member of our multidisciplinary team. As one of the most highly recognized Invisalign dentists in the U.S., Dr. Sang (Ben) Ahn’s experience ensures your underbite will be treated with care, comfort, and consideration of your overall smile goals.

If you would like to learn more about Invisalign to treat an underbite, contact us today to schedule your free consultation. We look forward to sharing more about this incredible treatment option.

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“This is first dental practice I look forward to going to. The front desk staff, hygienist and dentists are some of the friendliest and best in Manhattan.” Erin | yelp
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“I’ve been seeing Dr. Ahn for my Invisalign and I’m very happy about the service at 209 NYC Dental and the result. Dr. Ahn is knowledgeable, detailed and patient.” Kana | yelp
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