Do you have an overbite that affects your look, speech, and ability to chew food properly? Preteens, teenagers, and adults with moderate to severe overbites caused by misaligned teeth and structural abnormalities with the jaw can benefit from reasonable treatment choices from a dental specialist, so schedule a consultation for Invisible braces in North Torrance, CA, today.
What is an overbite?
When you bite down, your top teeth will cover your lower teeth if you have an overbite. It results in a literal overbite, with the lower teeth overlapping the higher.
This can occur for various reasons, the most prevalent of which is that your lower jaw is smaller than your upper jaw. The lower teeth are behind the upper teeth, which gradually wear down. Overbite people have more gum on their top teeth, and their upper front teeth are slightly lower than their neighbors (the upper side teeth/canines). According to some historians, there is even an evolutionary argument that we did not start acquiring overbites until dining with a knife and fork became prevalent.
Reasons to fix an overbite
- Cosmetic reasons
An overbite implies that when you smile, your bottom teeth are masked by your upper ones. When the upper teeth overlap the lower ones, some people feel self-conscious when they smile or dislike having their photographs taken.
- Non cosmetic reasons
An overbite increases your risks of dental wear since your teeth are continually in contact with each other when you open and close your mouth, which can cause them to become short and thin in the long run.
How Invisalign can help you fix your Overbite
Invisalign’s key selling point is its transparency and lack of cumbersome technology. While not fully invisible, Invisalign is less noticeable in the mouth than metal braces, and many people find it more pleasant.
Invisalign aligners are removable, custom-made plastic trays that must be worn for at least 20 to 22 hours daily. The trays are replaced on a weekly or biweekly basis. Each tray is somewhat different from the previous ones.
Your orthodontist adjusts your trays by gradually increasing the tension applied to your teeth. As therapy advances, the pressure gradually rises, shifting teeth into appropriate alignment and straightening your bite over time.
How much time does it take?
The length of time it takes for Invisalign to function, like traditional braces, depends on the health of your teeth, the degree of your Overbite, and the amount of treatment necessary to achieve alignment.
Your retainer allows your jawbone to regenerate the bone tissue required to secure teeth in place. Your teeth may revert to their original position if you do not wear a retainer. Your orthodontist will determine how long you need a retainer and how many hours you should wear it daily.