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Are you wondering if you can even fix an overbite with Invisalign? In short, yes. Invisalign is a quick and reliable method that can correct an overbite, but there is additional information you should know to make an informed decision before taking the next steps.

Below we cover everything you need to consider to fix an overbite with Invisalign, learn about additional bite concerns, and more.

Common Bite Concerns

Before we dig in further, it’s important to define what an overbite is and how it compares to other types of bite concerns that can also be fixed with Invisalign:

Overbite or “Deep Bite”

In exact dental terminology, an overbite is when the upper teeth overlap the bottom teeth excessively. In many cases, the top teeth sit directly in front of the lower when the jaw is fully closed, rather than above them.

 

Open Bite

An open bite is when there is no overlap at all of the upper teeth over the lower teeth. There may even be an opening between the top and bottom teeth at the front of the mouth.

Underbite

An underbite is when the lower teeth are ahead of the upper teeth.

Overjet

An overjet is when the upper teeth are excessively ahead of the lower teeth.

Don’t have any of the above bites? We have a full-page that outlines the Common Ortho Issues and what problems the various concerns can lead to.

What Are the Effects of Overbites?

Fixing an overbite can be so much more important than just fixing the cosmetic side of things. Overbites, or many of the bites mentioned above, can lead to excessive wear on the lower teeth. Premature tooth wear makes teeth far more susceptible to cavities. Over time, overbites can also result in teeth chipping or complete fracturing with age.

Other effects of an uncorrected overbite can include jaw pain, discomfort while eating, or even adverse effects on the gums.

How Does Invisalign Help Overbites?

Invisalign works very similar to braces, often even more efficiently than to fix overbites.

Invisalign is a series of custom plastic aligners worn daily to help move the teeth into their ideal positions. As a comparison, traditional braces can be more troublesome when fixing overbites, as with the bulkier nature of them, deep bites may result in breakages. This makes Invisalign an extremely desirable method for correcting overbites.

What Is a Typical Timeline for Overbite Correction?

When designed properly by an experienced technician, an overbite correction with Invisalign is quite efficient and user-friendly. Depending on patient age and the severity of the overbite, results often can be achieved within 15-18 months.

Next Steps

Ready to fix your overbite? The best first step is to schedule a complimentary in-person consultation or call us at 905.553.8666.

Our goal at Walt Orthodontics is to have informed patients who receive the best possible value under our care. In this free consultation, we’ll also discuss the pros and cons of Invisalign and braces and together determine the best plan for you to receive the best possible experience.

In-Person Consultation

Use our handy online scheduler below to choose the date and time that works best for your initial complimentary consultation appointment!

Please note that while initial orthodontic consultations are complimentary, if you recently completed orthodontic treatment or currently are in active appliances with another provider, seeking a replacement/repair for a retainer, or looking to schedule a second consult after your initial one there is a fee for the consultation. Please contact us for more information.

Alternatively, please contact our office directly by phone/text if you are trying to book multiple consultations at the same time or are seeking consultation further out than 12 weeks.

Please note – If none of the available times on our online scheduler work for you we do have other consultation times available. Please contact us directly for more information.

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When it comes to financing there’s no one size fits all solution. Likewise, there is no singular solution when it comes to financing. At LendCare, we get that and go deeper to understand your unique story and offer flexible options that work best for you, given your current financial situation. That means you get affordable financing, even if your credit is anything but top-tier.

Walt Orthodontics is pleased to offer interest-free payments up to 30 months. If you require payments over 30 months we are happy to offer the LendCare solution.

DR. WALT’S DECISION TO BECOME AN ORTHODONTIST WAS INSPIRED BY HIS OWN DIRECT PERSONAL EXPERIENCE.

Dr. Walt received his dental (DDS) degree from the University of Western Ontario, graduating first in his class and receiving the Gold Medal as well as numerous awards recognizing his scholastic and clinical achievements, leadership and character. He then completed his orthodontic training at the University of Colorado, where he received both his Specialty Certificate and Master of Science Degree. During his residency, he was awarded the Rocky Mountain Orthodontics Scholarship for overall excellence.

After graduating from residency and opening Walt Orthodontics in 2013, Dr. Walt committed himself to applying his traditional orthodontic education into the digital world to improve clinical outcomes and patient experience. He currently serves as a Faculty Member, Key Opinion Leader, and Advisory Board Member for Align Technology which involves traveling around the world to teach other orthodontists about Invisalign. Being at the forefront of digital orthodontics, Dr. Walt was invited to be the first orthodontist in Canada to use custom LightForce braces. He also serves as an Orthodontic Coach/Mentor for other orthodontists looking to improve their knowledge of digital orthodontics.

In addition to practicing orthodontics, Dr. Walt is a “die-hard” Blue Jays fan and enjoys working out in his spare time.

DR. GROSSMAN STRIVES TO PROVIDE THE HIGHEST STANDARD OF ORTHODONTIC CARE FOR HER PATIENTS.

Dr. Stephanie Grossman pursued her dental degree in sunny South Florida at Nova Southeastern University. She graduated with honours, at the top of her class, and was inducted into the Phi Kappa Phi Honour Society. She then completed her orthodontic training at the University of Detroit Mercy, where she received both a Specialty Certificate in Orthodontics and a Master of Science degree. She is both a diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics and a Fellow of the Royal College of Dentists of Canada.

Dr. Grossman strives to provide the highest standard of orthodontic care for her patients. She attends numerous hours of continuing education and utilizes the latest advancements in orthodontics. Dr. Grossman is licensed to practice in both the United States and Canada.

Outside of the clinic, Dr. Grossman enjoys spending time with her friends and family and traveling the world. She is a self-proclaimed foodie and loves trying new restaurants!