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Can Braces or Invisalign Correct My Overbite?

An overbite, where the upper front teeth overlap excessively with the lower front teeth, is a common dental concern. Many individuals wonder if braces or Invisalign can effectively correct an overbite and restore a harmonious smile. In this blog post, Cityscape Square Dental will delve into the topic and provide insights into how braces or Invisalign can address different types of overbites, helping you make an informed decision about your orthodontic treatment.

Habits That Cause Overbites

Some habits can lead to an increased risk of an overbite.

External factors that can cause overbites in children are:

  • Prolonged thumb-sucking in infants and toddlers
  • Extended pacifier use in children 

Adults can develop an overbite due to:

  • Excessive nail biting Chewing on pens or other hard objects
  • Teeth grinding (bruxism)

Some people may be more likely to develop an overbite genetically. But genetics aside, taking proactive measures against the habits mentioned above can help decrease the risk of developing an overbite.

How Do Braces or Invisalign Fix an Overbite

  1. Braces: Traditional braces consist of brackets, wires, and bands that work together to gradually shift your teeth and jaws into their proper alignment. They provide precise control and are highly effective in treating all types of overbites, including both dental and skeletal overbites. Braces can correct more severe overbites and offer comprehensive orthodontic treatment.
  2. Invisalign: Invisalign is an alternative to traditional braces that utilizes a series of clear, removable aligners. These aligners are custom-made to fit your teeth and provide gentle, gradual movement. Invisalign is an excellent option for milder cases of overbite and offers the advantage of being virtually invisible, comfortable, and removable. However, it may not be suitable for more complex or severe overbites.

Determining the best treatment option for your overbite will require a thorough evaluation by an experienced dental professionals. They will assess the severity of your overbite, your jaw alignment, and your overall oral health to recommend the most appropriate course of action. It's important to note that correcting an overbite requires time and patience. The duration of treatment can vary depending on the complexity of your case and how well you comply with the prescribed treatment plan. At Cityscape Square Dental, our skilled team of dental professionals will assess your overbite, discuss your treatment options, and recommend the most suitable approach for your specific needs. Whether it's traditional braces or Invisalign, we are committed to helping you achieve a healthy, well-aligned smile.

Don't let an overbite hold you back. Schedule a consultation at Cityscape Square Dental today, and let our experts guide you towards the dental solution that will give you the confident smile you deserve.

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