Man and Women with overbite laughing with a cup of tea in hand

18th January 2021

Does Invisalign Fix An Overbite?

Invisalign is one of the leading names in clear braces, helping transform millions of smiles all over the world. Here at our Wolverhampton dentist, we routinely carry out clear brace treatment on our wonderful patients, and time and time again, we share in the joy of their incredible results.

In this post, we’ll discuss different types of problems that Invisalign can help fix – including whether it can target an overbite.

What is an overbite?

It’s a type of bite problem where the top teeth overhang the bottom teeth. Most people have an overbite to some degree and Invisalign dentists agree that up to a 25% overhang is ideal. However, a severe overbite can have negative implications, from tooth wear to jaw pain.

How do Invisalign braces fix it?

Invisalign braces in Wolverhampton are something of an orthodontic revolution. As well as being invisible braces and easy to remove, they actually move the position of the teeth incrementally (bit by bit). All it takes is a series of aligners – which you’ll change out every couple of weeks. This approach can also make the treatment feel less uncomfortable than other types of clear brace, and Invisalign themselves say their approach is sometimes faster.

Woman with Invisalign treatment in Wolverhampton

What else can Invisalign fix?

There are other types of bite problems that these invisible braces in Wolverhampton can address, including underbite, crossbite, and open bite. The incredible treatment can even be used to tackle crowding and gaps in the teeth.

Why should I try Invisalign to fix my overbite?

There are so many different types of invisible brace available, but there’s no denying that Invisalign is one of the market leaders, which is a testament to its efficacy. Patients love that they can remove the Invisalign aligners, as this means there are no dietary restrictions involved or fear of breaking the braces when eating, and they’re an extremely discreet treatment option, which can be particularly important for self-conscious teens.

What happens if I don’t fix my overbite?

It really depends on your individual case. It’s pretty rare for anyone to have ‘perfect teeth’, and actually, that phrase could mean different things to different people. What’s most important to a professional dentist is to focus on the patient’s oral health, whether it’s tackling spacing issues that could trap food and lead to decay, or bite problems that could cause pain and wear.

What else do I need to know?

We want all our patients to know we’re here for them throughout their Invisalign journey, whatever their concerns are. To get in touch with our dentists here in Wolverhampton, visit our contact page for the most up-to-date details, and we’ll look forward to speaking to you soon.

*Results may vary and are different for each individual. As such, Claregate Dental cannot guarantee specific results.