Invisalign is an orthodontic treatment that can correct many orthodontic problems including overbites. Overbites are one of the top reasons why people get braces. An example of a treatment option to fix an overbite is Invisalign. Invisalign is an ideal treatment option for teens and adults that want to correct an overbite. Read on to learn more about overbites.

What is an Overbite?

The medical term that orthodontists use to describe an overbite is malocclusion. A malocclusion can be an overbite, underbite, and a crossbite. In the case of an overbite, the upper teeth overlap the lower teeth. Overbites can lead to several other issues if left untreated.

Why Should You Treat an Overbite?

An overbite can lead to jaw pain, and in severe cases, can cause gum impingement. Gum impingement can affect the overall health of your teeth. In many cases, patients choose to have an overbite corrected for aesthetic purposes. In all cases, correcting an overbite will reduce jaw pain and ensure proper mastication (chewing) of food.

Why Invisalign is a Great Option to Correct an Overbite

The Invisalign system uses clear trays that are custom fitted to the patient’s needs. These “invisible trays” gently push the teeth into the proper position. This method is preferred by teens and adults because of its nearly invisible appearance. About 47% of teens that were surveyed reported that they got a boost to their self-esteem when using this type of orthodontic treatment compared to only 22% of teens that felt they got a boost to their self-confidence wearing traditional metal braces, according to Self Magazine. The trays also make it easier to manage your oral hygiene routine. You remove the trays to brush, floss, eat and drink. With Invisalign, you won’t have to worry about food getting stuck in your braces, and you won’t need to change your diet. There are a lot of benefits to choosing this treatment option.

If you are interested in correcting your overbite and improving your smile, contact Nowlin Orthodontics today. We’ll get you set on the path toward your smile goals!