Types of malocclusions that can be corrected with Invisalign

It is no longer a secret today; Millions of people are turning to treatment techniques to correct their malocclusion with Invisalign. Among these, Invisalign is certainly one of the most coveted treatments. Its transparent and removable aligners have already proven themselves in this area and can resolve many types of malocclusion, from the simplest to the most complex.

Among the types of malocclusions that can be corrected with invisible orthodontics with Invisalign, we include:


Teeth that overlap or are spaced too far apart are at risk of developing oral health problems by accumulating food debris in the interdental spaces. Fortunately, it is possible to correct this type of malocclusion with Invisalign treatment.


Dental occlusion refers to the positioning and alignment of the teeth when the mouth is at rest. A good occlusion results in an optimal fit between the teeth of the upper jaw and those of the lower jaw. When the upper incisors and canines obscure the lower teeth, it is called an overbite. On the other hand, when the lower teeth cover the upper teeth, it is called an underbite. These malocclusions can have several causes and can be corrected using Invisalign treatment.


Dental open bite is characterized by the presence of a space between the teeth of the upper jaw and those of the lower jaw when the mouth is closed. There are three forms of gaping:
  • anterior infrabite (a gap between the canines and incisors);
  • the molar gap (a space between the molars only);
  • total infraclusion (non-fitting of the jaws).
Whatever its form, open bite is often caused by poor positioning of the tongue, which prevents teeth from developing normally. Fortunately, orthodontic treatment like Invisalign repositions teeth to correct open bite. There is an exception, unfavorable bone growth, which will require orthodontic treatment as well as jaw surgery.


Anodontia refers to the absence of one or more teeth. Invisalign treatment offers two possibilities for correcting anodontia: either it closes spaces by bringing the incisor canines together or it opens existing spaces by moving back the canines which will subsequently be filled by bridges or implants.


There are different variations of this malocclusion (horizontal, vertical or lateral) linked to the width of the dental arches as well as the horizontal or vertical distance between the upper and lower teeth. For example, the upper teeth may be too far forward in relation to the lower teeth or the lower teeth may be too far back in relation to the upper teeth. This malocclusion can be effectively treated with Invisalign treatment. There is an exception in the case of horizontal overhang, where a jaw that is considerably too short will require orthodontic intervention, but also jaw surgery.


Incisors are said to be end-to-end when there is interference between one or more upper and lower incisors which can cause premature wear. This condition is one of the types of malocclusions treated with Invisalign.

It is normal that you do not necessarily know the type of malocclusion you have. While some are obvious, others are sometimes more complex to identify. Take advantage of a free consultation with Dr. Brault: he will be able to clearly tell you your type of malocclusion, its complexity and the correction treatment required. Invisalign treatment discreetly corrects almost all types of malocclusion. However, the key to success remains in the patient’s rigor in wearing the dental appliance according to the instructions of their orthodontist. If you want to benefit from such treatment or if you have questions regarding the condition of your teeth, contact a certified orthodontist, like Dr. Brault and his team.

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