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Can Invisalign Clear Aligners Fix an Overbite?

by | Nov 10, 2021 | Blogs, Dentist, Invisalign

If you are interested in improving your smile, Invisalign is a great orthodontic treatment you can consider. This treatment uses clear aligner trays that are designed to gradually move your teeth into proper alignment, and the trays must be worn for 20 hours a day in order for them to be effective. You need to be committed to your treatment to see results, and because the trays can easily be removed, you can be able to maintain your oral health and may not feel any different in terms of appearance because the trays are clear, so there are no brackets or wires to worry about.

What is Invisalign?

Invisalign is very popular and can help fix a number of issues, including an overbite. This is a problem that needs to be addressed because it can cause a number of complications, including problems with eating and chewing and speech impediment. It can also cause jaw pain from strained muscles and lead to worn-out tooth enamel, which can result in cavities and gum disease. If you have an overbite, you need to consider treatment options; otherwise, you can experience migraines, arthritis, joint-related issues, headaches and digestion problems. Overbites can be hereditary or the result of childhood habits, and Invisalign is one option you should discuss with your dentist. This treatment can help with this problem specifically, and you may be able to correct this issue if you follow all of the instructions.

What is an Overbite?

When your upper front teeth overlap with your lower front teeth, an overbite may develop, and while a little overbite is not concerning, a larger one will likely require treatment, and Invisalign can help fix this problem. This treatment can align your teeth so that they can fit together perfectly, and you may no longer have teeth that fit together unnaturally. An excessive overbite has to be treated; otherwise, you may experience jaw discomfort and pain, and you can also be unhappy with your smile and will likely try to hide it. Invisalign will not only help eliminate an overbite, it can also provide you with the beautiful smile you have always wanted, and you can be proud to show off your teeth as a result of this treatment.

What Else can Invisalign Treat?

You can be able to talk, chew and smile comfortably thanks to Invisalign, and your confidence levels should soar because you can feel confident about your smile. In addition to an improved appearance, you may also no longer feel any pain or discomfort and may not have to deal with an overbite anymore.

An overbite can develop for a number of reasons, and the team at Hillsborough Dental will discuss this information with you in more detail. Whether it is genetics, grinding your teeth or an insufficiently sized jaw, we can help you correct this problem and talk about suitable treatment options. Contact us today to schedule an appointment!