Can Invisalign Fix an Overbite?

If you are looking for orthodontic treatment for your overbite, then you've probably come across Invisalign.

Invisalign is an alternative to metal braces that can be used to fix a variety of orthodontic problems. They are transparent aligners that are removable during treatment, making them more comfortable to use. But, can they treat your overbite?

Let's find out!

What Is an Overbite?

An overbite occurs when the upper part of the teeth is not aligned to the lower part, making it difficult to bite. It can also be irritating for the teeth, gums, or tongue. An overbite should be corrected not only because of cosmetic reasons but also because it can affect your oral health. In time, the pressure from the bite can affect your jaw bone and cause pain. Moreover, because your teeth are not aligned correctly, it can affect your gums too and lead to gum disease.

Can Invisalign Fix My Overbite?

Invisalign treatment is recommended when:

  • You have uneven teeth
  • You have trouble biting and chewing
  • You have extra space between teeth
  • You have crooked teeth
  • Your upper and lower jaw are out of alignment
  • You feel insecure about your smile

How does Invisalign work?

Invisalign appeals to many patients as it is less visible than traditional metal braces, which makes it more comfortable to wear. Because they are removable, you can also take them off a few times a day, such as when you are eating.

The trays are custom made and you will have to go to regular appointments about every two weeks to get new ones based on your progress. The orthodontist will adjust the trays by altering the pressure put on the teeth during the process, which in time corrects the overbite.

How Long Will It Take to Fix My Overbite?

There is no simple answer to this question as the duration of the treatment largely depends on how pronounced the overbite is and your own overall oral health. Generally speaking, it takes from 6 months to 2 years to align the teeth and correct an overbite.

When the treatment is over, you will most likely have to wear a retainer to keep the teeth to their new position.

Contact Us Now

If you are looking to enhance your smile and oral health by aligning your teeth and correcting an overbite, you have come to the right place.

At Lakeview Modern Dentistry, we offer different services to our patients, one of them being Invisalign.

You can get in contact with us and ask for more information regarding our services and how we can help you. Based on this information we will be able to provide the best treatment option for your dental problem.

Dr. Kevin DeGroot (Dr. Kevin), who specializes in Invisalign treatment, can answer your questions and help you make the best decision for you.

Get in touch online, or give us a call at (608) 716-8622 to speak with one of our friendly team members today!

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