Overbites occur from incorrect bite development due to irregular jaw size or misalignment of the teeth.
What Does An Overbite Look Like?
The upper front teeth overlap the lower front teeth. In some cases the lower teeth can overlap the upper teeth, this is called an underbite. A common overbite is the shape or size of the upper jaw protruding too far forward for the lower jaw, causing the top teeth to overlap the bottom. This can cause pain, discomfort or difficulty chewing. An overbite can also be caused by the lower jaw being underdeveloped. If this is the case then you may require your Orthodontist to work closely with a Maxillofacial surgeon to plan re-alignment of your jaws.
Irregular size and shape of jaw. Overbites can also be acquired by habits such as thumb sucking, tongue thrusting, grinding, or family history of overbites.
What Does An Overbite Look Like After Treatment?
An overbite correction will correct the position of your jawbone and teeth, making them appear symmetrical. This can make your profile look more appealing, improve the harmony of your facial features and provide a beautiful smile but most importantly it will give you improved alignment of your teeth which reduces wear, strain and deterioration of your teeth.
How Do You Fix An Overbite?
For the majority of people with an overbite, treatment consists of correcting it through minor orthodontics such as Invisalign, for discreet correction, or conventional braces also fix the issue. In cases where a person has an extreme overbite, surgery may be required.
Correction will be dependent on the diagnosis.
The Good Dentist Recommends Invisalign
When determining the best option, The Good Dentist works with each patient individually to guide them through the treatment pathway and financial considerations. Once you have discussed your plan and decided together on the best treatment to go forward you will be provided with detailed contracts, treatment overview and we continue to work closely with you monitoring and walking your Invisalign journey along-side you.
If Invisalign is deemed not suitable we will refer you to one of our trusted specialists and ensure the highest quality of care continues.
How Long Does Invisalign Take?
The process typically involves several appointments from your initial consultation, Clin-check treatment plan session which may be virtual to help work around your busy schedule, your initial attachment appointment and then consecutive follow ups on average every 6 weeks. Depending on the severity of the misalignment, Invisalign can take anywhere from 6 to 24 months to correct your overbite.
What Does Invisalign Cost?
Total cost for the Invisalign with The Good Dentist is $6,500. We have a detailed breakdown about our Invisalign process or we would be happy to discuss this with you further.
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The Good Dentist is an accredited Invisalign provider and we encourage you to Contact Us with any questions regarding your overbite. Our dedicated team can help you decide on a treatment that’s right for you. Schedule Your Treatment Today