What do invisible (lingual) braces treat?

Invisible (lingual) braces, or metal brackets attached to the back of your teeth, treat spacing, bite, and alignment problems. A metal wire connected to the brackets puts pressure on your teeth to slowly correct crooked, widely-spaced, or crowded teeth.

Invisible braces also treat overbites (when top teeth extend too far over bottom), underbites (when bottom teeth stick out under top), and crossbites (when your bite is twisted). Invisible braces can also treat other jaw and bite problems.
Gregory J. Jorgensen, DMD
Orthodontics & Dentofacial Orthopedics
Lingual (invisible) braces are capable of treating any malocclusion (crooked teeth) that regular braces can treat. They just do so with the braces glued on the inside. Example of problems they can correct include overbites, underbites, deep bites, open bites, crossbites, crowding, and crooked teeth.

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