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Can Invisalign Fix My Overbite?

An overbite occurs when your top row of teeth protrudes beyond your bottom row of teeth. Some people are born with this condition, while others might experience shifting over time due to the appearance of wisdom teeth or a bad oral habit like thumbsucking as a child. 

Overbites can make it hard to eat and chew properly and make your smile less attractive. You might decide to correct your overbite depending on your reasons, and Invisalign® is often a fantastic choice for this treatment.

Downtown Dental Studio offers several dental treatments, including fittings for Invisalign. Fadi Beydoun, DMD, MS, Alexander Kimon, DMD, and Karina Zaygermakher, DMD, all understand the benefits of this procedure and can help you determine if Invisalign is right for you.

Invisalign 101

Invisalign is a treatment method similar to braces that corrects alignment problems with your teeth. This means they can close the gaps between your teeth, straighten them, and achieve several other cosmetic and health-related issues. 

Many people choose Invisalign over traditional braces because they are more comfortable, convenient, and inconspicuous. Often, adults don’t want to deal with braces that show to others, and teenagers feel the same. Invisalign allows you to have all the benefits of getting braces in a more subtle way and even easier to care for. 

How Invisalign can fix your overbite 

Invisalign has been found to be an effective treatment for managing an overbite. The product straightens one’s teeth while being worn, and the precision wings attached to the Invisalign aligners nudge the jaw toward the front of the mouth. This helps align the upper row of teeth with the lower.  

The aligners are created specifically to fit your teeth, and over time, you will continue to receive new aligners that place more and more pressure on the teeth to push them into alignment. If you wear your aligners properly for 20 to 22 hours daily, you can expect your overbite to disappear in six months to two years.

A good candidate for overbite correction with Invisalign

You may be wondering if you’re a good candidate for Invisalign. One of the first signs is that you’re willing to properly care for your aligners and wear them for the appropriate amount of time. This is crucial to not only creating the desired effects but also to protecting your oral health.

In addition, consider if the benefits of Invisalign are important to you. The process takes time and is a big commitment, so ensuring you understand the benefits and the projected outcome is important. Your age could also affect the situation since it’s recommended that Invisalign wearers already have all their permanent teeth. 

Good candidates for Invisalign should be responsible and have good oral health habits. Unfortunately, some conditions — such as bridgework and TMJ disorder — might preclude you from being able to utilize Invisalign. Speaking to your provider to know if you’re a good candidate is important. 

Are you ready for Invisalign?

Invisalign may be the best solution for treating your overbite. To make an appointment, simply visit us online or call our New York City office in the Financial District at 212-964-3337. We can’t wait to give you a reason to smile!

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