Can Invisalign fix an overbite?
If you are wondering how to fix an overbite, Invisalign could be the answer you are looking for. Here is everything you need to know about overbites, and how Invisalign can be used to correct them.
What causes an overbite?
An overbite is a common dental condition where the top teeth stick out over the lower teeth. It is commonly seen in adults and children.
Overbites are most often caused by genetics, as many people inherit the traits of an over-developed upper jaw or an underdeveloped lower jaw. This is why overbites often run in families, as they are passed down from parents and grandparents.
However, overbites can also be caused by a number of other factors, often habits from childhood such as sucking your thumb or biting your nails, which can cause your jaws to develop unevenly and an overbite to occur.
Why you should fix an overbite
The most obvious reason for overbite correction is to achieve straight, even teeth. Your smile is one of the first things people notice about you, and if your teeth are uneven, you are likely to smile less than you should. Fixing your overbite will make you happier with your appearance and boost your self-confidence.
However, there are also a number of potentially serious dental and health issues which can arise from having an overbite. For a start, it can increase wear and tear on your tooth enamel, which can cause damage to your teeth and gums. It can also cause speech impairments such as lisps, which can make you self-conscious.
Overbites have even been known to cause more serious health issues including obstructive sleep apnoea, which can have a profound impact on your quality of life.
Can Invisalign fix an overbite?
Many adults want to know how to fix an overbite, as it is not always corrected in childhood. However, it can be disappointing for an adult to hear that the answer is braces.
These days, though, braces do not have to involve unsightly metal brackets and wires. Invisalign is an alternative which can correct many of the same dental issues as traditional braces, but it is practically invisible.
More and more people in Australia and internationally are now choosing Invisalign for overbite correction, as they want an effective treatment that does not involve wearing traditional braces.
What does Invisalign overbite treatment involve?
Your Invisalign overbite treatment involves you wearing completely clear plastic trays, known as aligners, which are specially made for each individual patient, to fit over your teeth. As the aligners are virtually invisible, they can be worn all the time, including at work and social events, without the need to feel self-conscious as you would with braces. There is a high possibility that nobody will notice you are wearing Invisalign at all!
You will receive a new set of aligners approximately every two weeks, which will move your teeth gradually and gently into the correct position.
What happens after the final trays?
Once your Invisalign overbite treatment is complete and you have worn your final aligners, you will have beautiful straight teeth. This will not only improve your smile and increase your confidence, but it will also help to protect your teeth from damage, ensuring they last a lifetime.
Our dental specialists can also give you professional advice on the best ways to look after your teeth once you have completed your Invisalign treatment, so you can preserve the health of your teeth and your even smile long into the future.
Are you an Invisalign candidate?
If you have an overbite and would like to correct it using Invisalign, please contact Dental Fresh to arrange a consultation. Our dental specialists will take a detailed look at your teeth and tell you if Invisalign is a suitable treatment for your individual needs. If we find that you are a suitable candidate for Invisalign, we will then draw up a treatment plan, setting you on the way to straight, even teeth as soon as possible.
You won’t believe the difference of Invisalign before and after overbite treatment! Please contact us for more details. We are looking forward to helping you achieve the even smile you have always wanted.