In America, around 70% of people suffer from overbite issues. There are a variety of treatments for this matter at hand but can invisalign fix an overbite? Yes, Invisalign can be used to correct an overbite.
This bite problem is also known as a “deep bite.” A type of malocclusion (misalignment of your teeth that overlaps the lower teeth to a great extent. A variety of factors, including genetics, habits such as thumb sucking, and misalignment of the jaw bones, can cause it.
Does Invisalign fix overbite properly?
There are several benefits of using invisalign aligners to correct your overbite:
Easily removable: Unlike traditional braces, aligners can be removed for eating, brushing, and oral hygiene. This can make maintaining good oral hygiene and eating a healthy diet easier.
Invisible In Looks: Since aligners are made of clear plastic, they are almost unnoticeable when they are worn. This can be a big advantage for adults with an overbite who are self-conscious and can wear invisalign instead of traditional metal braces and do not want the characteristic look.
Comfortable to wear: Because aligners are smooth plastic made, they are generally more comfortable to wear than traditional metal braces, with brackets and wires that can cause irritation to the gums and cheeks.
Aligners are more effective: In some cases, invisalign aligners are more effective at correcting overbites than traditional braces. This is because they apply precise, continuous pressure to move them in the desired direction.
Different types of overbite
There are several types of overbites, including:
- Class I overbite: This is the most common type of overbite and occurs when the upper front of your teeth overlaps the lower front by more than 50%.
- Class II overbite: It is also known as a “dental crossbite,” which occurs when the upper front teeth overlap the lower molars that they are behind the upper molars.
- Class III overbite: This type of overbite is referred to as “skeletal crossbite,” When the lower jaw moves too far forward, causing the lower front teeth to overlap the upper front ones.
- Edge-to-edge overbite: When the front teeth overlap evenly, rather than the upper teeth overlapping the lower teeth.
- Open bite: This type of overbite occurs when a gap is seen between the upper and lower front teeth while the back teeth bite together.
Ask your dentist about the severity of your overbite and the treatment plan that would work. In many cases, invisalign can easily do the job by putting slight pressure. It’s best to consult with your orthodontist; you can always contact us from Lone Star Dental in Humble, TX. Call (281) 233-0333 to set an appointment.