Dr Fine (Specialist Orthodontist) Explains How Invisalign Can Fix An Overbite
Orthodontist Dr Fine often gets asked, Can Invisalign fix an overbite?
“Yes. Invisalign is a contemporary option that is capable (in many cases) of correcting an overbite without metal bands and brackets. Instead, Invisalign uses clear plastic aligners. Invisalign treatment uses 3D digital technology to help straighten your teeth and correct your overbite. Under the orthodontist’s direction, the Invisalign laboratory fabricates a series of aligners – clear, plastic trays designed to gently shift teeth into their correct position”.
The aligners are updated every few weeks throughout the straightening process: as teeth are gradually moving to their correct position, a new aligner continues the adjustment process. When it comes to overbites, the Invisalign aligner trays place gentle yet constant pressure on your teeth, working to slowly move teeth. This promotes a better bite with overall better alignment. Using Invisalign, the overbite slowly corrects, and the teeth are straightened. Many overbites can be fully corrected with Invisalign, though a small percentage of cases will require adjunctive treatment or a different approach altogether. As every situation is unique, a detailed examination and individual treatment planning is needed for all potential patients”.
Can Invisalign fix an overbite and boost your confidence?
An overbite is a common dental problem that orthodontists treat in children and adults. Can Invisalign fix an overbite? There are a number of treatment options for overbites and yes, in most cases one option is Invisalign. It’s discreet, comfortable, and highly effective. Best of all, while using Invisalign to straighten your teeth, you can still eat all your favourite foods.
What Causes Overbites?
Genetics tends to be the most common cause of overbites. Yet, an overbite can develop as a result of childhood oral habits, such as biting nails and sucking your thumb. Once an overbite develops, it creates a range of new physical issues, some of which can cause self-consciousness:
- Incorrect lip posture and function
- Worn tooth enamel
- The risk of damage to your front teeth
Why You Should Treat Your Overbite
Correcting your overbite isn’t just about aesthetics. Fixing an overbite can help prevent a range of dental and health issues, such as:
- Soft tissue trauma
- speech impairments
- obstructive sleep apnoea
Treating your overbite will also give you the self-confident smile you need to feel comfortable in your own skin. So, just how can Invisalign fix an overbite?
How Invisalign Can Correct Overbites
Invisalign offers many of the incredible benefits of braces without the look of metal brackets and wires. Invisalign can correct a wide range of orthodontic issues that metal braces can. These include shifting teeth, spacing issues and over-crowding.
When it comes to overbites, the Invisalign trays place gentle yet constant pressure on your teeth, working to move just a few teeth at a time to promote a better bite and overall better alignment. Invisalign works for many patients with an overbite, eliminating bite issues you they may have suffered with for years.
Are You a Candidate for Invisalign?
Knowing that your overbite condition is treatable and will bring the boost of confidence you’ve been waiting for. If your goal is to improve overall dental health or to give you the beautiful smile you’ve dreamed of, Invisalign may be your answer.
To determine if Invisalign can fix your overbite, book a free Invisalign consultation with Fine Orthodontics. Our team of experts will decide if your overbite problem will respond to Invisalign treatment.