Will Invisalign help with my overbite?
An overbite can cause problems and many people aren’t sure how to correct it. It can lower self-confidence, cause speech impediments and make chewing difficult. In the past, an overbite was corrected with traditional orthodontic treatment consisting of metal wires and bands, which was unpleasant and required multiple trips to the dentist. Now an overbite can be comfortably and permanently treated with Invisalign clear aligners.
What is an Overbite?
An overbite is a condition in which the upper teeth jet out to overlap the lower teeth. Many people experience some degree of overbite which is usually measured in a percentage. A normal overlap my range from five to twenty percent, but an excessive overbite can cause multiple problems.
Why Treat an Overbite?
Correcting an overbite is more than just improving a beautiful smile. This condition can have negative effects on dental and overall health if left untreated. An overbite can cause gum damage, difficulty speaking and chewing. In many cases it can lead to excessive tooth wear and damage. People with overbites are also prone to developing obstructive sleep apnea and chronic jaw pain, which could also lead to temporomandibular joint disorder.
Treating an Overbite with Invisalign
Invisalign is a set of aligners custom made to fit you. They gently and gradually move teeth into the right position. These clear aligners are worn up to twenty-two hours per day until it is time to move to the next in the series. You will visit your dentist regularly, so they can check on your progress.
Invisalign is made of a proprietary material which fits teeth in a snug, comfortable manner. They are practically invisible, and patients can resume normal activities. The clear aligners can be removed for eating, brushing and visiting the dentist.
Patients love Invisalign because the aligners are comfortable, discrete and removable. There are no wires or metal which could cause sores in the mouth. Results are visible at almost every stage of the treatment and patients love seeing their progress.
If you have an overbite call our team at Dallas Dental Concierge today. There are gentle options for this condition which produce powerful results. Our highly trained staff is always happy to help you explore all of your options and answer questions.