An overbite is a form of malocclusion in which the upper and lower front teeth overlap. It is the most prevalent dental problem, accounting for about 70% of all dental problems and resulting in an uneven and unnatural grin. Invisalign is a relatively recent treatment option, and we’re here to explain how these transparent aligners can assist you with overbite.
How Overbite is Fixed with Invisalign
Invisalign is a simple, yet effective solution to have the teeth effectively straightened without the need for brackets or wires.
The first step in utilizing Invisalign to treat an overbite is to arrange a consultation. You must make an appointment to confirm that you are a good candidate for this operation. If you qualify, your orthodontist will develop a virtual 3D model of your teeth using a digital scan. After your orthodontic treatment plan has been decided, your aligners will be made using cutting-edge technology.
You must wear your tooth-colored aligners for 21 hours each day and only remove them while eating, cleaning, and flossing your teeth. You’ll get a new set every two weeks, and it’ll gradually shift your teeth into the appropriate position as you advance.
Can Invisalign Also Correct Other Bite Problems
Invisalign can treat the following biting issues when given by a qualified professional:
For Crossbite – When the upper teeth bite on the inside of the lower teeth, it is called a crossbite. Only the front sides of the mouth can be affected. We urge that you have it fixed as soon as possible.
Crossbites can cause the following:
When the teeth are worn down prematurely
Weak chewing patterns
Less attractive smile
Asymmetrical jaw development causing irregular facial features
Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders
Open Bite Malocclusion – This problem arises when the upper and lower jaws are pushed outward to the point where they do not contact when the mouth is closed. The effectiveness of the Invisalign treatment is dependent on the timing of the therapy.
If this disease isn’t addressed, it can lead to the following complications.
A less beautiful smile.
Premature wear of the molar (tooth).
Jaw joint dysfunction
For Underbite – The bottom teeth overlap the top teeth in an underbite. Undergrowth of the upper jaw, lower jaw, or both is the most common reason. Flared lower incisors, pointed rear incisors, missing upper part, or a combination of these factors might produce this disease.
Underbite must be addressed right away for the following reasons:
Your smile is less attractive
Can cause jaw-joint dysfunction.
It prevents the correct functions of the mouth.
Gaps in teeth, Diastema – Tooth gaps, also known as diastema, are a dental disorder in which two or more teeth have a visible space between them. The two front incisors have it in common. Diastema is a frequent and mild kind of misaligned tooth that can be treated with Invisalign.
Invisalign express can be used to correct a small dental condition such as a gap between teeth that only affects a few teeth and is not caused by bite misalignment or other issues.
Doctors will use elastics or attachments to augment Invisalign in instances when tooth or jaw mobility is required. These are little, tooth-colored attachments that allow for complex tooth movement.
How Long Can Invisalign Correct Overbite
The length of the Invisalign overbite treatment will be determined by the patient’s situation. In most cases, dental treatment might take up to two years to fully address the problem. A significant overbite might take more than two years to correct.
Can Invisalign Treat Severe Dental Problems
While Invisalign can help with a lot of difficulties, there are some that it can’t, and in such situations, conventional braces are the best option. For instance, if the overbite is significant enough to necessitate surgical correction. Invisalign will not be able to correct crowded teeth that need a lot of rotation. Invisalign can work with small gaps, but it may not function as well with big gaps. Invisalign may not be able to raise or lower a tooth’s position or fix a difference of more than 2 mm.
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