At Innovative Orthodontic Centers, we’re one of the first practices in North America to offer Invisalign treatment with mandibular advancement to kids and teens! Class II malocclusion, more commonly known as an overbite, is one of the leading reasons children and teens undergo orthodontic treatment. To treat the issue, we have to move the lower jaw forward (mandibular advancement) while straightening the teeth. This improves a patient’s profile and gives them a functional bite and a beautiful smile. When it comes to young patients, this has always meant using appliances like the Herbst or rubber bands. While super effective, the drawback is, the appliances can be burdensome. Invisalign® now offers a revolutionary, hardware-free alternative for correcting a mild to severe overbite in growing patients.
How Does Invisalign With Mandibular Advancement Work?
These innovative Invisalign aligners are the first FDA-approved clear aligner treatment for Class II malocclusion, or an overbite, meaning we can do skeletal correction with no hardware at all. The aligners are crafted from the same BPA-free, smooth, plastic as standard Invisalign and Invisalign Teen. However, they also feature precision wings made from the patented SmartTrack® material that are situated between the premolars and first molars. As you bite down, the wings engage and hold the lower jaw (mandible) in a forward (advanced) position. The jaw shifts incrementally forward into its ideal place, while the aligners simultaneously align and level the teeth.
What are the Benefits of Invisalign With Mandibular Advancement?
Invisalign with mandibular advancement combines the perks of clear aligners with features for advancing the lower jaw. The benefits of this cutting-edge approach to Class II malocclusion, include:
- Simultaneously straightens the teeth while moving the lower jaw forward
- Removable for maximum convenience
- No food restrictions
- There is zero hardware, so patients can brush and floss as normal
- More comfortable than appliances like the Herbst
- Virtually invisible so kids and teens can continue to smile with confidence
- No extra appliances to fit and no emergency visits