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Orthodontic treatment with Invisalign® is more effective and comfortable than ever before. Invisalign can be used to correct a wide variety of bite problems. Dr. Holsteen and our team have put together information about common bite issues that Invisalign can fix.

Overbite
If you have an overbite, your upper front teeth come too far in front of the lower teeth. Most people have at least a slight overbite. If an overbite is severe, it is known as a deep bite.

Underbite
In an underbite, the lower front teeth sit in front of the upper front teeth. In many cases, an underbite occurs because the lower jaw is sitting too far forward. Those with an underbite may have a hard time chewing and speaking properly.

Crossbite
If some of the upper teeth sit inside of the lower teeth instead of slightly outside of the lower teeth, you may have a crossbite. A crossbite can cause the teeth to wear down or chip.

Gapped Teeth
Gapped teeth, or spacing issues, occur if you have extra space between two or more teeth. Spacing issues can lead to pockets between the teeth and gums where food can become lodged.

Open Bite
An open bite occurs when the upper and lower teeth don’t meet when the mouth is closed. An open bite can make it difficult to bite into foods and to chew.

Crowded Teeth
If there isn’t enough room in your jaw for your teeth, crowded teeth may be the result. The teeth can overlap, twist, become bunched up, and even get pushed to the front or the back.

We welcome you to contact Mountain Shadows Family Dentistry at 719-598-3502 to learn more and to schedule an orthodontic exam with our dentist in Colorado Springs, CO.