What is an overbite?
An overbite is a common dental condition that occurs when the upper teeth bite over the lower teeth. Invisalign is a popular treatment option for correcting an overbite. Invisalign uses clear, plastic aligners to gradually move the teeth into the correct position. The aligners are virtually invisible, so most people won’t even know you’re wearing them. Invisalign is a safe and effective way to treat an overbite and can give you the straight, beautiful smile you’ve always wanted.
What are the consequences of an overbite?
An overbite is a dental condition where the upper teeth bite over the lower teeth. This can cause a number of problems, including pain in the jaw, teeth and gums. It can also lead to difficulty chewing and speaking. In severe cases, an overbite can cause the lower jaw to become misaligned.
Treatment for an overbite typically involves wearing braces or other corrective devices for several months or years. In some cases, surgery may be necessary to correct the problem. Left untreated, an overbite can lead to lifelong problems with chewing, speaking and oral health.
How does Invisalign work to fix an overbite?
Invisalign can be used to fix an overbite in two ways. The first is by using what are called “attachments.” These are small metal or clear plastic bumps that are bonded to your teeth. They help the aligners grip your teeth so they can move them more effectively. The second way Invisalign can fix an overbite is by using “engagers.” These are special pieces that fit into the aligners and help push the teeth into the correct position.
Both of these methods are effective at correcting an overbite, but they work in different ways. Attachments are best for milder cases, while engagers are better for more severe ones. Your orthodontist will be able to recommend the best course of treatment for you based on the severity of your overbite.
The advantages of Invisalign over other treatments
Invisalign is the clear alternative to metal braces. It uses a series of clear, custom-made aligners to gradually move your teeth into place. And since your Invisalign system is virtually invisible, you can keep smiling while wearing them.
There are several advantages of Invisalign over other treatments:
Invisalign is practically invisible. If you’re concerned about how metal braces will look, Invisalign may be the right choice for you.
Invisalign is removable. You can take them out for special occasions like weddings or job interviews.
You can eat whatever you want with Invisalign. There are no food restrictions like there are with traditional braces.
Invisalign is more comfortable than traditional braces. There are no wires or brackets that can rub against your gums and cause irritation.
The disadvantages of Invisalign
While Invisalign can be a great option for fixing an overbite, there are also some disadvantages to using this type of treatment. First of all, Invisalign is often more expensive than traditional braces. This is because the aligners are custom made for each patient, and require special care and cleaning. Additionally, Invisalign can take longer to work than braces, sometimes taking up to a year or more to achieve the desired results. Finally, Invisalign may not be suitable for all types of overbites, so it’s important to consult with an orthodontist before making a decision about treatment.
An overbite can negatively affect the appearance of your smile and cause problems with chewing and speaking. Invisalign can help to fix an overbite by gradually moving the teeth into their proper positions. This treatment is effective, safe, and comfortable, and can give you the beautiful, healthy smile that you deserve.
If you’re considering Invisalign, call Newport Bay Dental at (714) 434-7100 to schedule a consultation.