An overbite is a malocclusion in which the upper front teeth overlap the lower front teeth. It is the most frequent dental issue, accounting for more than 70% of all dental issues and resulting in an uneven and unnatural grin. We’re here to help you determine whether transparent aligners, such as Invisalign, can help you with an overbite or deep bite.
Overbite correction: How its done with Invisalign
Invisalign is a simple but effective approach to straighten teeth that does not require the use of brackets or wires
To fix an overbite with Invisalign, you must first schedule a consultation. You must come to the office to find out if you are a good candidate for this surgery. If you qualify, your orthodontist will construct a virtual 3D model of your teeth using a digital scan of your teeth. After you’ve made a decision on an orthodontic treatment plan, your aligners will be created utilizing cutting-edge technology.
Every day, you must wear your aligners for a total of 21 hours, removing them only to eat, brush, and floss your teeth. You’ll get a new set every two weeks, and as you advance, it’ll progressively force your teeth into the appropriate place.
What other bite issues does Invisalign fix?
When used by a competent practitioner, Invisalign can correct the following chewing issues:
- For Underbite – The lower teeth overlap the upper teeth in an underbite. The most prevalent cause of this disease is the underdevelopment of the upper, lower, or both jaws. This issue can be caused by flared lower incisors, tipped rear incisors, a missing upper half, or a combination of these problems.
Underbite needs to be corrected immediately because:
- Your smile is less attractive.
- It prevents the correct functions of the mouth.
- Can cause jaw-joint dysfunction.
- For Crossbite – When the upper teeth bite against the inside of the lower teeth, this is referred to as a crossbite. This is only possible on the front sides of the mouth. It’s preferable if you can get it fixed as soon as possible.
Crossbites can cause the following:
- Less attractive smile
- Gum disease
- Bone loss
- Weak chewing patterns
- When the teeth have premature wear
- Asymmetrical jaw development causing irregular facial features
- Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders
- Open Bite Malocclusion – This condition develops when the upper and lower jaws are stretched outward to the point where they do not connect when you close your mouth. Invisalign treatment must be started on time for it to be effective.
If this condition is not treated, it might lead to the following complications.
- Premature wear of the molar (tooth).
- A less beautiful smile.
- Jaw joint dysfunction
- Gaps in teeth, Diastema – Tooth gaps, also known as diastema, are a dental disorder in which two or more teeth are separated by a visible space. This region is shared by the two front incisors. Diastema is a common and minor type of misaligned teeth that can be corrected with Invisalign. Invisalign express can be used to treat a minor dental problem that affects only a few teeth and is not caused by a bite misalignment or other issues.When a more complex movement of the teeth or jaw is necessary, dentists will employ elastics or attachments to supplement Invisalign. These are tooth-colored attachments that allow for more complex tooth movement.
Treatment length: What to expect for overbite correction
Dentists will use elastics or attachments to augment Invisalign when a more sophisticated movement of the teeth or jaw is required. These are tooth-colored attachments that enable complicated tooth movement. Learn about cost of treatment.
Complex issues and Invisalign
While Invisalign can solve many issues, it cannot correct all of the problems, therefore traditional braces are the best option. If the overbite is severe enough to necessitate surgical intervention, for example. Invisalign cannot correct crowded teeth that require a lot of rotation. Small gaps can be tolerated with Invisalign, but large gaps can cause it to fail. Invisalign may not be able to close more than a 2mm gap or raise or lower tooth position.
- Papadimitriou A, Mousoulea S, Gkantidis N, Kloukos D. Clinical effectiveness of Invisalign® orthodontic treatment: a systematic review. Prog Orthod. 2018;19(1):37. Published 2018 Sep 28. doi:10.1186/s40510-018-0235-z
- American journal of orthodontics and dentofacial orthopedics: official publication of the American Association of Orthodontists, its constituent societies, and the American Board of Orthodontics 151(4):691-699.e2 DOI:10.1016/j.ajodo.2016.09.022
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