Many people have issues with their bite. Or, specifically, many people have issues with having a bite that is misaligned and thus this causes issues with eating food.

Usually spotted by an orthodontist, bite protrusions are exceedingly common in dental care and up until very recently, the only way that these issues could be treated was with the use of a metal or orthodontic brace. This meant that if you were an adult whose teeth had recently decided to protrude, it was often less desirable to seek treatment for it due to the obviousness of the brace.

In the last 30 years or so in dental surgeries, a brand of invisible aligner has emerged which can treat the majority of bite issues in adults and teenagers alike. Perfect!

At Smile Care Dental Clinic, we are proud to be able to offer our patients this aligner. Known as Invisalign Leicester, this appliance gently pushes teeth into their desired location without the need for tightening, noticeable metal wires or extensive treatment times! Brilliant!

So, how does Invisalign Leicester fare against the most common bite issues seen in dentistry? Read on to find out!


What is it?

An overbite is when the teeth on the upper jaw protrude over the front of the teeth on the lower jaw. In severe cases, it can create the appearance of someone permanently biting their lip.

How can invisible aligners treat it?

Invisible aligners like Invisalign Leicester can help alleviate instances of mild to moderate overbites by gently pushing the protrusion back into line with the lower teeth.

In severe cases, this aligner will be used as part of a treatment regime and may be utilised after the use of metal braces. To see if you can treat your overbite using invisible aligners, talk to our team at Smile Care Dental Clinic.


What is it?

An underbite occurs when the teeth on the lower jaw are in front of the teeth on the upper jaw when the mouth is closed and can be the result of simply having an elongated jaw.

How can invisible aligners treat it?

Invisible aligners can gently push the teeth into alignment with the upper teeth, while also creating more space if needed.

This brace can also be used in conjunction with surgery if the jaw needs to be shortened to achieve the desired look.


What is it?

A bit tougher to explain, this a misalignment of the teeth where the teeth on both jaws overlap at random, often visually pulling towards the centre of the mouth. The teeth are often described as ‘sitting in each other’s space’ by orthodontists.

How can invisible aligners treat it?

Most types of crossbites are caused by a lack of space in the jaws and so, while our team may need to remove some teeth, the invisible aligner can alleviate the crowding by creating more space between the teeth, while also straightening them so they do not visually pull towards the middle of the mouth.