How can Invisalign help with an overbite?

How can Invisalign help with an overbite?

Are you wondering if Invisalign can help your overbite? You’re not alone. Overbites are one of the most common dental concerns that affect people of all ages. The good news is that Invisalign can help fix your overbite without any pain and relatively quickly.

What is an overbite?

An overbite is a pretty simple dental issue to understand. It is when the upper front teeth overlap with your lower front teeth. You may be thinking that this sounds like a minute issue, but it can be a major concern for some patients. An overbite affects the look and aesthetic of your mouth, smile, and jaw mechanics. Most people experience an overbite to some degree.

How do you develop an overbite?

Patients can develop overbites a number of different ways. Some common ways to develop an overbite include:

  • Sucking your thumb as a child.
  • Improper growth of your teeth.
  • Extended use of a bottle or pacifier as a child.
  • Grinding your teeth.
  • Misshapen jaw.
  • Other genetic causes.

Most of these causes of an overbite have to do with your jaw not having enough room for your teeth and moving into an overbite as a result. Your overbite may also be genetic and you had no control over your overbite developing. Whatever the cause, there are methods you can use to fix your overbite!

Can Invisalign fix an overbite?

If you have an overbite you may be asking yourself what is the easiest way to fix it? The answer: Invisalign.

Invisalign clear aligners can fix an overbite or deep bite. They can successfully straighten your teeth and correct your overbite without pain and without using wires or brackets. Invisalign fixes your overbite by guiding your teeth into the correct position with custom plastic trays. Your dentist will take a 3D scan of your teeth to map out your custom plan and make your trays. Depending on your overbite case, you can start seeing results within a matter of weeks and your treatment could last as little as six months.

Of course, each overbite case is different and some patients may require unique treatment plans. Certain tooth and overbite problems can be more effectively treated with Invisalign. If you experience spacing issues or minor crowding, this may include you. If your overbite is more severe, your dentist may suggest overbite surgery. For some patients, a combination of braces and Invisalign works best to correct an overbite.

How well Invisalign can work to fix your overbite depends on these main factors:

  • Age of patient. If you are 12 years old or younger, your dentist may be able to redirect your growth to correct the bite more successfully.
  • Severity of your overbite.
  • How well your teeth and jaw handle the treatment. Each case is unique so it is important to find the right dentist to build your custom plan.

You also may be researching this subject because you have heard that Invisalign can't fix an overbite. Today, that is no longer true. After over 20 years of testing and research, and millions of patients being treated with Invisalign, it has been proven to fix overbites for many patients. With the right dentist and team, Invisalign can fix your overbite too.

How do I find an Invisalign dentist to fix my overbite?

Finding the right dentist is a crucial step to fixing your overbite with Invisalign. Read reviews and explore dentist’s websites to find the best dentist for you. Your dentist will develop your custom treatment plan and frequent office visits are required throughout the process of fixing your overbite with Invisalign.

At Blooming Smiles, our team specializes in Invisalign treatments to fix an overbite. If you would like to schedule an orthodontist appointment to determine if Invisalign is right for you, contact us today. Our friendly team is here to help provide you with the treatment you need in order to obtain the beautiful, healthy smile you have always wanted. We offer treatment for Invisalign in Northridge and Woodland Hills. Learn more about our Invisalign treatments to fix an overbite on our website!

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