How Does Invisalign Fix Overbite Issues?

Invisalign is a game-changer for getting that perfect smile without the hassle of metal braces. But if you’re dealing with an overbite, you might wonder if clear aligners can handle the job. Spoiler: they totally can! Let’s break it down.

What’s an Overbite?

An overbite happens when your upper teeth overlap your lower teeth, which can cause:

  • “Buck teeth” look
  • Jaw pain
  • Trouble chewing, speaking, or even breathing
  • Tooth decay
  • Gum disease

Overbites come in two types: skeletal (from jaw growth) and dental (from overcrowding or habits like tongue thrusting).

How Invisalign Fixes Overbites

Invisalign can tackle both mild and severe overbites. Here’s how:

For Kids and Teens: Invisalign Mandibular Advancement

Special plastic wings on the aligners gradually move the lower jaw forward, working with the natural growth process. Perfect for younger patients!

For Adults: Elastics

Since adults’ jaws are done growing, elastics are attached to the top and bottom trays to correct mild to moderate overbites. For severe cases, motion appliances (small bars used with elastics) can help.

What Else Can Aligners Do?

Invisalign isn’t just for overbites. These clear trays can also help with:

  • Underbite
  • Crossbite
  • Gaps
  • Open bite
  • Crowded teeth
  • Deep bite
  • Overjet

Get Started with Pachter Orthodontics

Ready to transform your smile? At Pachter Orthodontics in Middletown, NY, we’re all about helping you love your smile. Schedule a free consultation to find out if Invisalign is the right move for you. Your perfect smile is waiting! 🗽✨