- by Dr. Ravneet Dhillon
- July 12, 2023
This article provides in-depth information on Invisalign Overbite Before and After, including the causes of these conditions and how open bite is corrected with Invisalign.
If your lower teeth are overlapped with your upper teeth, it is called an overbite. It may happen for various reasons, but mild overbite cases may be corrected with Invisalign.
These clear aligners are also an effective treatment for open bite, a malocclusion where your top and bottom teeth do not meet or bite properly. Both an overbite and an open bite may cause aesthetic, dental, and other physical issues for a patient.
Invisalign is a popular form of orthodontic treatment that is used widely across the world to treat an array of dental problems.
These are the types of malocclusions that may be treated with Invisalign.
- Open Bite
- Crowded teeth
- Malaligned teeth
- Crowded teeth
As you can see, Invisalign is beneficial and very popular as a treatment, and orthodontists recommend it to whoever can benefit.
Difference After Using Invisalign
Most patients see a lot of difference before and after using Invisalign for the suggested period.
Invisalign treatment for malocclusions like overbite and open bite involves
- Getting custom-made aligners
- Wearing the clear aligners 20-22 hours daily
- Removing the aligners during eating and drinking
- Changing the aligners to adjust the position of the teeth
- Aligners are changed once or twice a week
- Teeth move into place over time
This is how malocclusions are treated with Invisalign.
Note: If you are getting Invisalign to treat malocclusion of teeth, you should know that your age plays a significant role in the time taken for the treatment. Since our jawbones are still growing at a young age and are amenable, the treatment takes effect more quickly.
As we get older, our jawbones are formed fully; therefore, treatments take longer to take effect. Even though Invisalign treatment works for adults, too, it just takes a bit longer.
Invisalign Overbite Before and After
Overbite can be generally described as a malocclusion that makes your front teeth overlap your bottom teeth or protrude out.
If you have an overbite, you should immediately see an orthodontist. Your orthodontist will assess your overbite and suggest a possible treatment based on the severity of your condition. If it is a mild overbite, it can be ideally treated with Invisalign.
Most people wonder if Invisalign can fix an overbite. The answer is yes. Many orthodontists believe that Invisalign is the best treatment for mild overbite. You can see this if you ask your dentist to show you the results of Invisalign overbite before and after.
- Teeth aligners are custom-made
- 3D images and videos are taken to create perfect aligners
- A series of trays are created for you
- These trays are changed weekly or biweekly
- Over time, your overbite is corrected
Here are a few things about overbite that you should know
- Overbite can affect people of any age
- There are two types of overbite
- When your upper teeth slightly overlap your bottom teeth, it is called a vertical overbite
- When your top teeth extend past the lower teeth and stick out
- An overbite can cause a range of dental problems
Here are the problems caused by an overbite:
- You may have problems while chewing
- You may find it difficult to bite down on some items
- You may be prone to gum disease
- Your tooth enamel may get eroded
- Some people may have speech problems
Invisalign before and after open bite
An open bite is a condition where the upper and lower teeth do not meet or bite in the correct position. Unlike an overbite or underbite, there is no overlapping of teeth, giving an impression of the teeth appearing “open”.
A mild case of open bite can be treated with Invisalign. However, your orthodontist is the best person to suggest the best possible type of treatment. Many patients ask their dentists to show the results of Invisalign before and after open-bite treatment.
If you wonder whether Invisalign can fix an open bite, it can. Many orthodontists suggest Invisalign as a treatment to correct mild forms of open bites. Since there are many reasons for open bite, the severity of the condition can vary. If you have a severe open bite, your orthodontist may suggest surgery or other forms of treatment.
This is how an open bite is corrected with Invisalign.
- Experts assess your teeth
- Advanced imaging technology is used to create accurate 3D models of your teeth
- These images are used to create accurate, clear aligners
- Multiple trays are created to correct your open bite over a period
- These trays are changed weekly or bi-weekly to correct the open bite gradually
- These aligners are specially designed to push the upper and lower teeth together to close the gap
- Over a period and timely adjustments through trays, the open bite is corrected
The time taken for the treatment strictly depends upon the severity of the open bite and the technology used at the clinic. The better the aligners are designed, the more influential the treatment will be.
This article provides detailed information on Invisalign overbite before and after. Invisalign is an effective option for correcting mild or moderate overbites and open bites, although severe cases may require surgical intervention or additional treatments like traditional braces. Adherence to the orthodontist’s instructions and the clinic’s quality and technology used also influence the effectiveness of Invisalign treatment. Consulting experienced dental experts is crucial for adequately addressing these dental issues.