If you’re having trouble with your bite, rest assured there are dental solutions that can help. One of those is Invisalign. Invisalign can correct a number of bite issues, including crossbites, underbites, overbites, and open bites, to improve the quality of your smile. Bite problems, also known as malocclusion, can impact your ability to chew, your speech, and your smile’s overall appearance. An evaluation by Dr. Sam Halabo, your Invisalign dentist in Chula Vista, California, can determine if Invisalign can work for you.


Invisalign is known for its simplicity, convenience, and speed in correcting orthodontic issues like malocclusion. Invisalign replaces the brackets and wires of traditional braces with removable invisible aligners to straighten crooked teeth. Dr. Halabo will take impressions of your teeth to have aligners customized for your use. When worn, the aligners slowly realign crooked teeth to a straighter, healthier position.

Invisalign aligners can be removed for eating and oral hygiene so you can enjoy your meals and keep your teeth fresh and clean throughout your treatment. However, the aligners must be replaced immediately afterward to avoid disrupting your treatment. The aligners should be worn 20–22 hours daily for optimal results. You’ll rotate to a new set of aligners every two weeks to continue 


Invisalign has been proven highly successful in correcting mild to moderate malocclusion problems like:  

  • Underbites – If your bottom teeth extend in front of your upper teeth when you put them together, you have an underbite. Underbites can cause undue wear and tear on your teeth and affect your speech. This problem can be corrected by pairing Invisalign aligners with rubber bands to pull back your lower jaw and teeth so that they align with the uppers correctly. 
  • Overbites – Overbites occur when your upper teeth stick out over your lower teeth when they’re together, making it difficult to chew. Overbites can also cause jaw pain and uneven wear on your teeth. Invisalign aligners can be used to reposition your upper teeth to where they align with your lowers when you close your mouth.
  • Crossbites – A crossbite is when some of your lower teeth protrude in front of your upper teeth, either in the front or back of your mouth. Crossbites pose the risk of receding gums and chipped teeth. Invisalign aligners correct crossbites by gradually shifting the protruding lower teeth into a straighter position to make them align with the upper teeth.
  • Open Bite – Open bites occur when your upper and lower teeth don’t meet when you close your mouth. An open bite can lead to pronunciation issues and uneven wear on your back teeth. Using a technique called staging, Dr. Halabo can realign both your upper and lower teeth with Invisalign to correct open bite issues. 


Eliminate bite problems permanently with Invisalign. To schedule a consultation for Invisalign treatment, contact the team Sam J. Halabo, DMD, at our Chula Vista, CA practice at (619) 427-0810.