We understand that having a misaligned bite can impact the aesthetics of your smile and the functionality of your teeth at TLN Family Dental in Houston and Pearland, Texas. Overbite is a common dental issue many people face, when the upper front teeth significantly overlap the lower front teeth. Overbite often causes discomfort, difficulty biting and chewing, and even speech problems.
Fortunately, advancements in orthodontic treatment have made it possible to correct overbites without the need for traditional metal braces. Our experienced team offers Invisalign®, an invisible and removable aligner system that can effectively treat several dental issues, including overbites.
Left untreated, an overbite causes dental problems and may result in the following health issues:
Fortunately, Invisalign can help address these issues.
Invisalign uses a series of custom-made, clear aligners that fit snugly over your teeth. The aligners apply gentle pressure on specific teeth to gradually shift your teeth into the proper position, aligning the upper and lower jaws and reducing the severity of mild to moderate overbite.
Severe overbites may require alternative treatment options. We evaluate the severity of your overbite and determine if Invisalign is the right solution for you during your initial consultation with our team at TLN Family Dental.
There are several benefits when choosing Invisalign over traditional metal braces for overbite treatment.
The Invisalign aligners are less visible than traditional braces. The trays are made with a transparent, plastic material.
Because you remove the aligners when eating and drinking, you can eat anything you like during your Invisalign overbite treatment. Simply remove the aligners, enjoy your meal, brush your teeth, and replace your aligners. Some foods can break traditional braces, so you may have to adjust your diet during treatment.
Removable aligners also make keeping your teeth and gums clean much easier than cleaning around the brackets and wires of traditional braces. When brushing and flossing your teeth, you remove the Invisalign aligners to gain full access to your mouth.
Success overbite treatment with Invisalign requires self-discipline and compliance with the treatment plan. The aligners must be worn for 20 to 22 hours per day to gain optimal results, and you need to get new aligners from TLN Dental every one to two weeks to continue progressing toward overbite correction.
With its discreet appearance, convenience, and comfort, Invisalign offers an attractive alternative to correcting overbite to traditional braces. Call the office nearest you or schedule a consultation online with TLN Family Dental today to determine if Invisalign can help you correct your overbite.