Can Invisalign Treat Overbite? Here’s How To Find Out…
Are you looking for solutions to help treat your overbite? Or, are you familiar with Invisalign® and you’d like to know if the treatment plan can fix overbites? We’re exploring what an overbite is, what treatment options are available and specifically, the effectiveness of Invisalign® in treating overbites.
So, let’s dive in!
What is an overbite?
It is quite common for clients to believe that they have an overbite that requires correction through orthodontic treatment, such as braces. However, in many cases, their overbite is in fact ideal. Many people don’t know this but with a normal overbite, the upper incisors in the front of the mouth overlap the lower incisors, covering anywhere from 1/3 to 1/2 of them. When such a person is viewed from the side and in profile view, their upper teeth will clearly be slightly further forward than their lower teeth. This is considered an ideal bite.
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An excessive overbite is when the upper incisors in the front of the mouth overlap more than half of the lower incisors. This is also called a deep bite. The issue with an excessive overbite is the accelerated wear of the front teeth, which can become a costly and complicated thing to fix as well as an aesthetic issue. Severe overbites result in the lower incisors hitting the roof of the mouth which can be painful and prove difficult when chewing.
As the name suggests, an overbite occurs when an individual’s upper teeth close too far over their bottom teeth. This causes discomfort as well as difficulty chewing food and changes in one’s aesthetic, so it’s no surprise that many people with overbites look to have them treated. Comparatively, an underbite is when the opposite happens and a person’s bottom teeth are positioned in front of their top teeth.
These are very common conditions treated at The Dental Room using Invisalign and the good news is that it is an extremely effective way to to treat overbites and underbites alike. Today, we’re exploring how Invisalign® can help fix and realign a person’s teeth with the ultimate aim of treating their overbite.
How long will it take to treat overbite?
Determining the length of treatment for your overbite will depend on several variables. Let’s take Invisalign® as an example when exploring what these variables are. The severity of your overbite, your compliance in using Invisalign® for the designated hours each day and the responsiveness of your teeth will all influence treatment time.
What’s more, thanks to the many prior clients whose overbites have successfully been treated, there are evermore ways to ensure treatment is efficient and safe. For example, if we compare an individual whose upper teeth sit significantly over their bottom teeth with someone whose overbite is less severe, it’s most likely that the latter case will see faster results. This is because there is less realignment required to fix the overbite and thus, effective treatment can be achieved within less time.
Another important variable to consider when determining how long treatment will take is teeth responsiveness. We are all different on a biological level and this remains true for the way in which our teeth respond to teeth-straightening solutions. Whilst one person’s teeth may respond immediately to Invisalign®, another person’s teeth may need more time to move to the desired position.
Finally, Invisalign® relies on you to wear clear aligners for a minimum of 22 hours per day to deliver the best results. Whether it’s fixing an overbite or treating an underbite, the requirement remains the same. Treatment times can be affected and, ultimately prolonged, if patients don’t wear their clear aligners regularly and consistently. Thus, there’s several factors which influence how long Invisalign® will take to treat your overbite and this principle remains true for treatment plans of all types.
If a person’s metal braces are not tightened at the required rate, their treatment plan may similarly take longer than if tightened regularly.
Can Invisalign fix an overbite?
Traditional braces that are provided by orthodontists have long been the go-to treatment for overbites, and for good reasons. Thanks to their strong and durable nature, metal braces can help reposition teeth so that a person’s bite is inline.
However, some individuals may be looking for a more discreet option when it comes to teeth straightening. The good news is that there are alternatives on offer. Considering the digital age that we now live in, there’s never been more technological development in the dental industry.
From scientific findings to advanced equipment, there are more treatment plans available than ever before. One such alternative which we mentioned earlier on and has been made possible by technology, is Invisalign®.
Clear aligners are invisible and can be worn comfortably. Invisalign® are not only aesthetically appealing but they are also an effective way to fix an overbite. By realigning teeth so that a person’s top teeth are positioned directly on their bottom teeth, an overbite can be treated using this solution.
Thus, in considering Invisalign for adults and individuals of all ages, it’s important to remember that the severity of the overbite will determine which solution will provide the most efficient and effective treatment. At The Dental Room, we have found that Invisalign® has been able to treat overbites effectively.
If you’re looking for the next steps of action to treat your overbite, then be sure to get in touch with The Dental Room. Founded by Dr Shawn Rama who specialises in cosmetic dentistry, you can book your complimentary consultation today. You will be provided with professional and informed advice to determine whether Invisalign® is a suitable solution for you.
Plus, if you do decide that Invisalign® is right for you, the initial consultation will involve a 3D scan of your teeth and a preview of what your teeth will look like after treatment.
As a Platinum Invisalign® Provider (2019), it’s no wonder why The Dental Room attract clients from both interstate and internationally. So, if you’re looking for a highly experienced, qualified and professional team, then be sure to contact The Dental Room.