An overbite is a common issue that can result in jaw pain, the wearing of teeth, and a lack of self-confidence. Fortunately, there are orthodontic methods which can help this ordinary condition. And, one of those treatments is the popular solution, Invisalign® clear aligners.
What is an Overbite, Anyway?
Basically, an overbite is when the top row of teeth protrudes beyond the bottom row of teeth too far. It’s an issue that more people have than not. It can develop as a result of thumb sucking during youth or simply because the jaw doesn’t have enough space to properly position teeth. And, while most people have an overbite, the range in overbite varies from patient to patient. An overbite severity is measured in percentage. The smaller the percentage, the less severe.
How Does Invisalign® Work to Correct Overbite?
Invisalign® corrective aligners work by slowly moving the teeth into the desired positioning. This is done by updating to new sets of aligners throughout the treatment process. And, wearing the aligners for over 22 hours a day. Eventually, the overbite is corrected and patients can on with life without wearing the aligners. The length of Invisalign® treatment depends on the severity of the overbite and patient dedication to wearing the aligners daily. But, most patients can see a drastic result in overbite positioning within 6 months to a year.
Invisalign® vs. Overbites
Unfortunately, those who have too deep of an overbite may not be qualified for Invisalign® treatments. However, those with more severe overbites need not worry. There are other highly effective orthodontic treatment options which can help to reshape the jaw to accommodate for successful overbite correction. Typically, Invisalign® can be an option for patients with an overbite varying from 5-25%.
Want to See if Your Overbite Can be Corrected with Invisalign®?
You don’t have to let an overbite affect your self-confidence. And, you may not have to experience braces to fix it. With Invisalign® aligners, those qualified can work toward a corrected overbite both comfortably and discreetly. To find out the degree of your overbite and if you’re a good candidate for Invisalign® aligners, contact Sequence Orthodontics to schedule a consultation at one of our two locations.