There is no denying the importance of a beautiful smile. People with perfect smiles almost have an aura around them. They seem more confident, happy and more willing to take on life.
For this reason and so much more, everybody nowadays are seeking to perfect their smiles. The demand for cosmetic dentistry has sky rocketed in the past few years. Many people don’t realize that orthodontics (AKA braces) is a cosmetic procedure as well, one that is designed to fix all problems concerning how your teeth are placed in your mouth.
However, braces have an apparent problem, that is their appearance. Traditional metallic braces are incredible unsightly, and therefore correctly dubbed “metal mouth”. For kids, it is not that big of a deal, and some of them even consider it to be cool to have braces on. For adults, however, the situation is different. No adult would accept a “metal mouth” appearance, especially considering they would be wearing it for quite some time. From that concept emerged the incredible technology of Invisalign.
What is Invisalign?
Invisalign was specifically invented to address the problem of traditional braces’ appearance. It ended up treating almost every other problem concerning metallic braces along the way. The treatment time is shorter, errors are next to none, require fewer visits to your orthodontist and finally promote higher oral hygiene.
Invisalign is composed of a set of 3D printed, computer-made aligners. These are plastic transparent molds that apply pressure to the surface of the teeth to move them in a very controlled way.
What is an overbite?
An overbite is one of the most common problems that face an orthodontist. The upper front teeth normally lie in front of the lower teeth, covering about 2/3 of their length. An overbite means the upper teeth cover more than the normal two thirds of the lower teeth, hence the “over” part.
It varies in severity and causes, but most are mild with the reason being the incorrect position of either the upper or lower teeth, or both.
Can Invisalign fix my overbite?
In a word .. Absolutely.
With very few exceptions, Invisign can fix almost any problem related to teeth alignment. It can very much apply pressure to the over-extended teeth, causing them to slide right back in the jaw bones, fixing the overbite.
That is, if the origin of the problem is the teeth themselves. However, if the problem lies not in the teeth but the jaw bones, then unfortunately neither Invisalign nor traditional braces can fix that. In these cases, either a functional appliance is used to control growth (that is if you are still young) or a corrective jaw surgery in case you are on the older side.
Invisalign could be the simple solution to your problem. It virtually has no downsides or side effects, and will very much give you the awesome smile you want. If you like to learn more, or if you’re still wondering “can Invisalign fix my overbite?”, contact Dr. Messer and the team at ClearSmile NJ on (908) 233-1760 or on our email: email@example.com, or you can visit us in 506 North Ave, Garwood, NJ