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Clear Aligners For Underbite

Clear Aligners For Underbite

Lower front teeth are in front of your upper front teeth, which causes your teeth underbite. Underbites may be fixed successfully with clear aligners without the need of jaw surgery. 

Moving your teeth into an right position may reduce problems with your jaw joints, which avoids pain and issues with tooth wear. It may also be easier to chew and speak.  

If your underbite is due to improper teeth position, TT Clear Aligners can most likely treat it. If your underbite is caused by a skeletal problem such as having an excessively larger lower jaw, a surgical option in conjunction or traditional orthodontics is a better treatment option.

What is an underbite in teeth?

An underbite is a situation that your lower front teeth are in front of your upper teeth. An underbite is a dental condition where your lower teeth extend farther than your upper teeth. Usually, it results from a misalignment of the jaw. This is known as a Class III malocclusion.

Not all underbites are the same. There are different levels. In a mild case, you might not be able to detect it from the outside. In severe cases, the jaw protrudes outward so far that it can be noticeable to others.

What causes an underbite?

Reasons for an underbite may probably be different, which may be caused by genetics, bad childhood habits or injury.


An underbite may be caused by genetics, bad childhood habits or injury. If your underbite is inherited, your parents or any other member in your family will also have it. They may have the same type of jaw and tooth shape too.


When a severe injury occurs, it can damage the jawbones and cause misalignment of the teeth. In addition, a tumor in the mouth can cause the jaws to protrude, leading to an underbite.

Bad habits in childhood

  • Excessive thumb sucking.

  • Using a pacifier after the age of three.

  • Feeding on a bottle after the infant years.

  • Pushing on the front teeth with the tongue, also called tongue thrusting.


The growth of a tumor can shift or misalign your jaw. This can lead to an underbite.

Is it bad to have an underbite?

An underbite is not good for your health to some extent.

Chronic Bad Breath (Halitosis)

An underbite can cause a bacterial infection to develop in the mouth. This can cause bad breath.

Mouth Breathing

Heavy snoring and mouth breathing can also be caused by underbite.

Sleep Apnea

Sleep apnea is a condition where you stop breathing at different points throughout the night. You don’t sleep well with this condition. That means it can cause you to be fatigued during the day.

Can clear aligners fix an underbite?

As a professional Clear Aligner manufacturer, IMD Medical TT Clear Aligner can fix certain types of underbites. Some severe underbites may require additional treatment options, including surgery to correct the position of the jaw. TT Clear Aligner can also work for class 3 underbites when combined with other treatment plans.

IMD Medical uses the most modern 3D scanner to take images of teeth and plan treatments. We will show you 3D images of your teeth and what they will look like after successful treatment.

Each set of TT clear aligners will be worn for just two weeks. Then, you need to replace them with another set. You need to wear the aligners for up to 22 hours each day. You will still have time to remove them when you need to clean your teeth or eat. Each set of clear braces will push your teeth gently back into their proper position.

How long does it take to fix an underbite?

Most people may be concerned about “how long does it take to fix an underbite?” Actually, the time for your treatment by clear aligner will depend on the severity, the level of misalignment and if you persist in keeping the aligners on for 22 hours daily.

For some cases, it could take about three to four months, while moderately severe underbites can be corrected within 12 months. This time is still shorter than the time it takes to get underbites fixed with traditional metal braces.


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