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