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Can Invisalign fix an overbite?

Are you struggling with an overbite and wondering if Invisalign could be the solution you’ve been searching for? 

Look no further! 

We’re here to dive into the effectiveness of Invisalign for overbite issues, exploring the causes of overbites, how Invisalign works to treat them, and the advantages of choosing Invisalign for this common orthodontic issue.

Can Invisalign fix overbite problems?

Understanding overbites: causes and concerns

First, let’s understand what an overbite is and what causes it. An overbite occurs when the upper front teeth overlap significantly with the lower front teeth. 

This misalignment can be caused by various factors like genetics, childhood habits like thumb sucking or prolonged dummy use, jaw misalignment, or simply the natural growth pattern of the teeth.

Overbites can lead to several issues, including difficulty chewing, speech problems, jaw pain, and even self-esteem issues due to the appearance of the smile. 

Addressing a severe overbite is crucial not only for aesthetics but also for overall oral health and functionality.

Invisalign for overbite - before and after worst cases

How Invisalign works to treat overbites

Now, let’s explore how Invisalign, a popular clear aligner system, can effectively correct overbites. 

Unlike traditional braces, which use metal brackets and wires to shift teeth into the desired position gradually, Invisalign utilises a series of custom-made clear aligners.

The process begins with a consultation with our expert in the Invisalign treatment process, Dr Gina Vega.

She will assess your bite and develop a personalised treatment plan using advanced 3D imaging technology. Based on this plan, a series of clear aligners will be created specifically for your teeth.

These aligners are worn for 20 to 22 hours a day, only removing them for eating, drinking (except for water), and cleaning your teeth. Each set of aligners applies gentle pressure to gradually move your teeth into the desired position, including correcting the overbite.

Invisalign braces - How Invisalign works

Advantages of Invisalign for Overbites

There are so many benefits to Invisalign, but one major one is their ability to help overbites. Choosing the Invisalign overbite correction offers several advantages over traditional braces:

1. Discreet treatment

One of the most significant benefits of Invisalign is its discreet appearance. The clear aligners are virtually invisible, allowing you to straighten your teeth without drawing attention to your treatment.

2. Comfortable

Unlike metal brackets and wires, Invisalign aligners are smooth and comfortable to wear. There are no sharp edges to irritate your cheeks or gums, making the treatment experience more pleasant.

3. Removable

Invisalign aligners are removable, meaning you can take them out to eat, drink, brush, and floss. This flexibility makes it easier to maintain good oral hygiene throughout your treatment.

4. No dietary restrictions

With Invisalign clear aligners, you can keep enjoying your favourite foods without worrying about damaging your braces. Simply remove your aligners before meals and snacks, then brush your teeth before putting them back in.

5. Efficient treatment

In many cases, Invisalign treatment can be completed in less time than traditional braces, depending on the severity of the overbite and other factors.

Why choose Bishopsgate Dental Care?

Whether your overbite affects your upper teeth or lower teeth, we have a range of orthodontic treatments and cosmetic dentistry to suit you at Bishopsgate Dental Care.

Invisalign is an excellent option for correcting overbites, offering a discreet, comfortable, and efficient alternative to traditional braces. 

We strive to make good dental health accessible to everyone. Book an appointment or consultation with Bishopsgate Dental Care! We open at 8am every weekday and close at 8pm on Wednesdays. You can book online or call our expert team on 0207 377 6762.

Don’t let an overbite hold you back any longer—explore the possibilities with Invisalign today!