Let’s face it .. very few people are completely happy with their smiles. Almost every one of us looks to change at least one thing about how their smile appears, whether the alignment of teeth, their color or even the color and appearance of the gums. The demand for esthetic dentistry has increased exponentially over the past few years. Therefore, it is no surprise that more people are starting to demand braces to fix their smiles.
However, there is always something stopping them. You guessed it, it’s the looks of braces. Traditional metallic braces are hideous, and the “metal mouth appearance is unacceptable, and along came Invisalign to fix that particular problem, among many others.
What is Invisalign?
The newest technology in orthodontics. Invisalign replaced the traditional metallic brackets and wires with invisible, transparent molds (known as aligners) that fit the outer surface of teeth. These molds pressurize the teeth to move into the desired location.
In other words, braces without braces!
Can Invisalign braces fix my overbite?
Overbites are one of the most common problems that face orthodontists. An overbite means that your upper teeth are extended too far down, so instead of covering only about 2/3 of the lower teeth, they completely obscure them. In some cases even they can hit the gums causing injury and lacerations.
Invisalign can take care of that for sure. The aligners put pressure on the upper end of the teeth, pushing them further in the bone. In the end, the upper teeth regain their normal position, and your smile will never look better.
However, there is a catch. There are different types of overbites. Overbites that originate from the teeth can be easily fixed with Invisalign, but if the main cause is the underlying bone structure, that is a different story. Overbites that originate from the bones (also known as skeletal overbites) require more advanced treatment, most often including surgery.
Why choose Invisalign over traditional braces?
For a number of reasons. The first and most obvious reason is the looks. You no longer have to wear these appalling metallic braces, which makes it suitable even for adults. There is also the issue of time and accuracy. Invisalign aligners are made by computers, which means the accuracy is nigh on 100%, and the treatment time is shortened significantly. Finally, you can remove and place the aligners at will. This means you can brush your teeth easier so oral hygiene is definitely improved, and if you have a special occasion such as a wedding or a graduation, then your aligner will be the perfect cover.
Invisalign truly changed the game of orthodontics. You would be surprised how many people search online for “best Invisalign provider” or “can Invisalign braces fix my overbite” since the technology came into light about 15 years ago. If you want to learn more about this awesome technology, Dr. Arvay, Dr. Goldkind, and the team at Arvay Orthodontics are experts in fixing overbites with Invisalign. We will be happy to answer any questions pertaining to braces, clear braces, Invisalign, or Invisalign Teen in Morristown NJ 07960, Morris Plains NJ 07950, Mendham NJ 07945, Randolph NJ 07845, and the surrounding areas of Morris County NJ. If you would like to schedule a complimentary consultation with Dr. Arvay or Dr. Goldkind, please contact Arvay Orthodontics at (973) 538-5067.