Overbites, Underbites, and Invisalign in Maple Grove

Overbites And Underbites When the upper part of the jaw and the lower part of the jaw are not the same size, bite problems can occur. When the lower jaw is smaller than the upper jaw, it is called an overbite. When the reverse is true, it is called an underbite. At Arbor Lakes Dental in Maple Grove, these conditions are often treatable with Invisalign clear braces.

Malocclusion (literally ‘bad bite’) is the term used for all types of bite problems including overbites, underbites and crossbites  (lower teeth in the wrong position). Jaw alignment disorders can cause a range of problems and often prohibit proper chewing and/or swallowing. Teeth can shift around in the mouth, causing even more discomfort or difficulty. Gum disease and tooth decay are also harder to prevent because proper oral hygiene can be difficult with a malocclusion. TMJ disorder can develop over time. Distorted facial shape and unattractive teeth are often the most noticeable and troubling issues for those affected.

Fortunately, there are a variety of effective treatments for bite problems. Invisalign clear braces are similar to an athlete’s mouth guard, and are nearly undetectable when worn. They are also removable. Call us at Arbor Lakes Dental in Maple Grove to find out whether you are a viable candidate. We also provide family and cosmetic dentistry. Make an appointment today.

Contact Arbor Lakes Dental – Jamie L. Sledd, DDS:

763-515-1171

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

12000 Elm Creek Blvd N Ste 230
Maple Grove, Minnesota
55369