If you have an overbite, you may be wondering if Invisalign can help correct the problem. Invisalign is a popular orthodontic treatment that uses clear aligners to gradually shift teeth into the desired position. While Invisalign can be effective for treating overbites, it’s important to speak with an experienced orthodontist to determine if this treatment is right for you. Keep reading to learn more about how Invisalign can correct overbites.
What is an overbite?
An overbite is an orthodontic problem whereby the upper front teeth of a person’s mouth protrude over their lower front teeth. In some cases, the severity of this condition may require orthodontic treatments like braces to correct.
A severe overbite can affect the shape and alignment of a person’s facial features and even cause jaw pain and difficulty when speaking or chewing.
It is important to recognize the signs of an overbite as early as possible to avoid any long-term complications or discomfort it could bring. With proper care and attention, dental practitioners can devise treatment plans that will help reduce the amount of overlap between a patient’s upper and lower teeth, allowing them to gain back a more beautiful and confident smile.
What are Invisalign clear aligners?
Invisalign clear aligners offer an innovative alternative to metal braces when it comes to correcting common dental issues. They are virtually invisible when worn, making them a discreet choice for those looking to improve their smile without compromising their aesthetic.
Invisalign aligners are designed to fit comfortably and conform perfectly to the upper and lower teeth. Not only can these clear aligners be used to straighten crooked teeth, they can also be utilized to fix an overbite, under-bite, cross bite and other common dental malocclusion issues which do not require complex realignment.
The potential of Invisalign for fixing misaligned teeth and jaws is truly remarkable – enabling patients of all ages to achieve a confident smile without attracting any attention from others regarding their treatment process.
Problems causes by an overbite
Having crooked teeth as a result of an overbite can produce a range of problems beyond the aesthetic.
The alignment of the top and bottom teeth change significantly when there is an overbite, resulting in difficulty eating and speaking. This misalignment may also lead to jaw pain in the long term, due to the extra strain being placed on it by the crookedness of the teeth which can force both sets of teeth to clash unexpectedly or chew from an odd angle.
Other issues include increased tooth wear, increased chance of gum disease driven by plaque buildup, and decreased facial symmetry.
With all these problems having such adverse effects on your ability to carry out everyday activities, it is important to seek dental help early if you notice signs that a crooked overbite may be starting to form.
Advantages of correcting an overbite
Correcting an overbite, or malocclusion of the top teeth can have a variety of benefits for the patient.
An improved bite alignment helps distribute the forces of biting and chewing more evenly, and allows for proper cleaning of the teeth and gums, leading to enhanced oral health.
The top teeth will no longer protrude outward and expose them to additional wear and tear. Additionally, this corrective procedure often boosts cosmetic appearance and offers social benefits, such as enhanced self-confidence when speaking or smiling.
So, correcting an overbite not only provides better structural stability – it also promotes optimum oral function while eliminating or reducing pain associated with the misalignment.
Can Invisalign fix overbites discreetly?
Well-reputed studies have concluded that Invisalign can discreetly and successfully treat an overbite and create an attractive smile for patients while helping resolve any dental problems that were caused by the underbite.
How does Invisalign treat an overbite?
Invisalign can fix overbites quickly and discreetly.
The clear aligners are designed to fit snugly around your upper teeth and slowly move them, and your jaw, into their desired positions.
These clear trays have a mandibular advancement feature that has precision wings that can apply subtle pressure to gradually shift your lower jaw forward while simultaneously straightening your upper and lower teeth so they fit perfectly.
Your preferred dentist at any of My Local Dentists clinics in Sydney will custom-create a series of trays that need to be changed every two weeks to shift pressure on your teeth so they move in the desired position.
Over time, the pressure applied by successive clear trays will move the teeth and jaw into their new shape or position.
Once the experienced dentist treating you has realigned your teeth and jaw, they will prescribe a retainer that must be worn for a certain number of hours daily so your jawbone regains enough mass to hold the teeth in their new place. This way, they don’t drift back into their original position. Most people prefer to wear them at night so they are free of any dental concerns while going about their day.
Each case requires specialized care to ensure the best outcome and our competent dentists will map out a proper treatment plan so you get the maximum benefit from this form of overbite treatment.
Invisalign aligners vs traditional braces
Invisalign dental treatment uses fully customized clear aligners to straighten teeth and correct overbites.
Invisalign treatment takes between 9-18 months to fix mild to moderate cases of overbite, as opposed to the more slow-acting traditional metal braces which can take up to two years for the same and up to three years to correct severe overbites.
Many patients think Invisalign can fix overbites more effectively than traditional braces due to its virtually invisible appearance and ability to provide excellent results in a shorter period.
In addition, Invisalign allows for more flexibility when it comes to eating and enables proper dental hygiene as they can be removed for brushing and flossing, making the experience and final result more pleasant for those undergoing the treatment.
Can I get Invisalign to fix an overbite?
Though Invisalign is proven to be an effective treatment for overbites, it is important to speak with a professional and understand the needs of your specific case.
Many people have been able to find successful resolution for their overbites through Invisalign, but it takes an experienced dental provider who understands this technology and your individual situation.
Contacting a dental professional who offers Invisalign is the best way to start down the road towards correcting your overbite.
Why choose My Local Dentists to fix your overbite?
Multiple locations across Sydney
My Local Dentists have a 5* rating and offer caring, high-quality dental care across all our clinics in Sydney. Our locations in Leichhardt, Burwood, Northmead, West Ryde and Northbridge are easily accessible to all Sydneysiders.
We have extended working hours for most of our locations so working people or those requiring urgent care can be accomodated.
Qualified, experienced staff
Our staff is highly qualified and has vast experience in treating dental problems. We stay up-to-date with innovations in dentistry and use only the most modern machinery and latest techniques to ensure you have a healthy mouth and an attractive smile!
Don’t wait to get the perfect smile!
Do you want a perfectly aligned set of teeth so you can smile bigger and have a healthy mouth. Contact us now and learn how can invisalign correct overbite.
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