An overbite is a common problem among people interested in orthodontic treatment. If you have an overbite, you may wonder what options are available to fix this issue. You may be wondering about traditional braces, invisible braces, and/or Invisalign. In fact, one of the most common questions orthodontists hear is “can Invisalign fix an overbite?” In general, the answer is yes.
What Is an Overbite?
An overbite is a common alignment issue that occurs when your upper teeth overlap your lower teeth. Although most people have at least a small overlap, someone with a severe overbite will have a more dramatic overlap. When your overbite is severe, you may experience a variety of negative symptoms and complications, including pain in your jaw and unreasonable wear on your teeth. Fortunately, treatment is available to resolve an overbite.
Can Invisalign Fix an Overbite?
Invisalign is a minimally-invasive orthodontic treatment that involves the use of clear, removable aligners. These aligners are changed at regular intervals and are specially designed to move your teeth into the proper positions over time. So can Invisalign fix an overbite? Yes, it typically can. However, it may not be the right choice for every patient.
In most cases, Invisalign treatment can be used to reduce your overbite and eliminate any associated symptoms.
Other Treatment Options
If you have other alignment issues that are severe, or if you are not sure that you want to undergo Invisalign treatment to resolve your overbite, other options may also be available as well. For example, you may be able to fix an overbite with traditional braces and/or invisible braces. Your orthodontist can give you more information about all of these treatment options.
To find out if Invisalign is the appropriate option for you, simply make an appointment with an orthodontist. An orthodontist will be able to verify that Invisalign will work for you, and they will be able to explain the treatment process in detail.
Can Invisalign fix an overbite? To find out if you are a good candidate for Invisalign, contact us at Lake Ridge Orthodontics today to discuss your options.