How Invisalign can help with your overbite

Having a beautiful smile is more important now than ever. Esthetics and cosmetic treatments are a crucial part of our lives with a huge impact on our confidence and self-esteem. On the other hand, having bend or crocked teeth can compromise your appearance and attractiveness while affecting your oral health significantly.

Fortunately, contemporary dentistry has many solutions to these problems, including some cosmetic orthodontic treatments like Invisalign. And, although most traditional orthodontic treatments have the fame of limited aesthetics, Invisalign is an effective alternative to treat various malocclusion problems and teeth positioning.

What are malocclusions or bite problems?

Occlusion is a term used in dentistry to describe the way that you bite and the positions of your teeth with one and other. Therefore, the problems or alterations of these relationships between your upper and lower teeth are called malocclusions.

To determine these conditions, the dentist must measure and understand the position of every tooth, while recording their distances, angles, and interactions. In this regard, one of the most frequent giveaways of malocclusions is the overbite and overjet measures.

On one hand, overbite refers to how deep you can bite, while overjet reflects how bent your front teeth are. Thankfully, Invisalign can help you with both.

The most frequent type of malocclusion is the open bite, which is a condition caused by multiple factors, including thumb sucking, mouth-breathing, and others. It’s characterized by an augmented overbite and overjet, creating a gap in your front teeth, even when you’re cramping your molars. As a result, your teeth’ function is affected while compromising your general appearance.

What is Invisalign and how it works?

Invisalign is an esthetic orthodontic treatment alternative that uses removable, customized, and transparent aligners, made out of special plastic to correct multiple orthodontic problems. It has proven to be effective with multiple types of malocclusion problems, including overbite and overjet problems.

Unlike other types of orthodontic treatments, Invisalign does not use fixed braces and bands attached to the front or back surface of your teeth. Instead, it uses lightweight trays designed with specialized software to move your teeth into the desired positions.

These trays work is by applying pressure over your teeth at specifics points and angles to induce their movement in a certain direction. The pressure pushes or pulls your teeth within their sockets, changing the bone structure slowly but constantly and effectively.

Why using Invisalign instead of traditional braces?

There are many advantages of using Invisalign as an alternative for fixed braces. A few of them are the following:

• Their customization allows the perfect fit, increasing comfort.
• Their removable feature gives no inconveniences when eating or during dental hygiene.
• The use of digitalized technology like oral scanners and CAD/CAM makes their manufacturing and design process fast and comfortable.
• Invisalign has more than 80% movement accuracy, with particular effectiveness on open bite conditions.
• They are a bit slower than fixed braces, but that also means that they cause lesser discomfort.

Finally, one of the most important features of Invisalign is its aesthetics. While braces can compromise your appearance, Invisalign, as its name indicates is practically invisible.

If you have any questions about the position of your teeth, please contact us to discuss your wishes and situation :).