Can Invisalign Fix Overbite

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Can Invisalign Fix Overbite

Since its approval by the Food and Drug Administration in 1998, Invisalign has quickly become a popular treatment alternative to traditional braces. The clear plastic aligner trays are considered a safe way to gradually adjust the spacing and positions of your teeth over a period of time. Moreover, Invisalign is commonly used as an overbite treatment plan for your teeth. But can Invisalign fix overbite?

An overbite is when your front teeth extend considerably further in front of your lower teeth. Thus, an overbite is one of many common dental problems surrounding teeth alignment that can be treated using aligners as well as traditional braces. Whether you wish to fix an overbite for cosmetic reasons and improve the general appearance of your teeth, or to improve your oral health, the use of aligners, such as Invisalign could prove beneficial.

How Invisalign Fixes An Overbite

In comparison to traditional braces, the sleek, transparent design of Invisalign means it is a more discreet option for overbite treatment. The clear aligners, also known as trays, are gradually adjusted to your teeth and swapped as the positions of your teeth change. Acting as a teeth cover, Invisalign treatment is completely unique to each person.

Your dentist will mould your aligner trays to fit your teeth comfortably, therefore, allowing them to be worn for up to 22 hours a day. Typically on a bi-weekly basis, the trays should be switched to fit your teeth as they change positions and alignment. Over a period of time, as the pressure of the aligners increases on your teeth, your Invisalign treatment plan will work to fix your overbite.

Severe overbite

The severity of an overbite is considered by the degree in which your front teeth overlap your bottom teeth. A severe overbite is qualified at a degree of between 4 to 10 millimetres. Whether an Invisalign treatment plan works for a severe overbite will depend on multiple factors, including the length of treatment, for example.

Severe overbite

How Long Does it Take?

The length of time it takes to treat overbites can vary. One of the main factors to consider is the condition of your teeth before you begin your Invisalign treatment plan. It is important to note that fixing an overbite using aligners is not a quick fix; the process in question is gradual and continuous use of your aligners must be adhered to in order to achieve the teeth and smile you want.

Whether you plan to treat mild to moderate overbites, or more severe cases, the exact timeframe of the overbite treatment will vary from person to person. Regarding patient compliance, there are some factors to consider before you go ahead and opt into a treatment plan.

Factors to consider before using Invisalign treatment

  • You must commit to wearing your aligners to treat your overbite for up to 22 hours per day.
  • You should keep your aligners in whilst you sleep.
  • You must take your aligners out when you eat and to complete your dental hygiene routine, such as brushing and flossing your teeth.
  • Once a treatment plan is agreed upon with your dentist to fix your overbite, you can expect to wear Invisalign aligners for up to 2 years.
  • After your treatment plan is finished and your overbite is fixed, you should continue to wear a retainer to maintain the new alignment of your teeth.

Does Invisalign Hurt?

If you choose to use Invisalign to fix an overbite, it is important to be aware that Invisalign can cause mild pain and discomfort. However, many experienced orthodontists have stated, the pain will occur mostly within the first week of use, but this may vary from person to person.

Whilst you can expect some discomfort, for example, jaw pain, it is said that aligners cause less pain than traditional braces. Whilst you wait for the pain to subside, you should consider using painkillers to control any pain and discomfort you feel. If the pain continues for longer than advised by your dental professional, you should consider consulting them for further investigation.

Benefits of Using Invisalign Aligners to Fix an Overbite

It can seem like an overwhelming decision to make a choice between traditional braces and Invisalign aligners to fix an overbite. Proper alignment of your teeth should be your priority, therefore, it’s important to understand the benefits of using aligners before you commit to the Invisalign process:

  • Invisalign is made of a clear plastic material, meaning it is more discreet than the use of traditional metal braces.
  • Aligners support good oral health as they are removable. This means you can take them out when you are brushing and flossing; resulting in a thorough and effective daily clean.
  • Aligners are suitable for both younger patients and adult patients too.
  • Aligners just like Invisalign won’t change your face shape, meaning you can focus on achieving a more normal overbite without the worry of too many aesthetic concerns, such as facial change.
What are the Benefits of Invisalign?

Eating and Drinking with Invisalign

Traditional braces often prevent people from eating and drinking as they once did, however, Invisalign is clear aligner trays that can be removed when eating, meaning that there are fewer restrictions when it comes to eating and drinking. But, if you wish to increase the success rate of your treatment, you must remain mindful.

When it comes to drinking water, you can do so safely without the need to remove your aligners. On the other hand, if you plan to consume alcohol, or sugary, acidic beverages, you need to ensure that you remove your aligners before doing so.

Similarly, in the instance you plan to indulge in a sweet treat or a crisp, savoury snack, it is paramount to ensure you are taking advantage of the fact that Invisalign is easily removable, by removing your aligners before eating.

With this being said, these types of food and beverages should be consumed in moderation and followed up by a thorough dental hygiene routine. Or, in the case of being unsure about what you can and can’t consume, you should be able to contact your dentist for further guidance.

Eating and Drinking with Invisalign

How Much Does Invisalign Cost?

The price of Invisalign dental aligners to fix an overbite can vary depending on the length of time it is needed and whether it is to treat mild overbite or more severe overbites. Typically, in the United Kingdom, you can expect to pay between £1,500 to £5,500 for a full Invisalign treatment regime including all of the required Invisalign trays and guidance required to accommodate your overbite correction.

Invisalign clear aligners are considered a premium orthodontic treatment, which is reflected in the price point, Unlike braces, removable aligners like Invisalign are not available as an NHS treatment. However, at Didsbury Dental Practice, we offer a range of finance options to assist you in using Invisalign for fixing overbite.

How Much Does Invisalign Cost?

Here at Didsbury Dental Practice

Here at Didsbury Dental Practice, we pride ourselves on championing the very best dental care services to our patients. Making the choice to use Invisalign to fix an overbite requires the treatment to be carried out by an experienced orthodontist. At Didsbury our dentists are highly qualified in a range of orthodontic treatments, including using Invisalign for overbite correction.

We understand that Invisalign is a bespoke service, which is why we work closely with each patient to ensure a clear plan is in place before you begin your journey with clear aligners. Whether it is being used on your upper teeth, lower teeth or both, we provide expert, patient-centred care until the end of your treatment.

We understand that making a choice to invest in your smile with Invisalign can seem overwhelming, so, we have made it as simple as possible to get in touch with us and we can help you decide if it is right for you.

Our dedicated team would be delighted to assist you with your dental query. Contact us today on 0161 445 2397 to speak to one of our friendly team members and make the first step towards a healthier and happier smile. We look forward to hearing from you!

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