Overbite is a common condition where the upper front teeth protrude over the lower front teeth. Overbite could have been caused by various reasons, including excessive thumb sucking and pacifier use during childhood. Luckily, Invisalign can fix your overbite and restore your smile without the use of uncomfortable metal braces.
Contact our board-certified dentists in NYC and Valley Stream to find out if Invisalign is right for you.
What is Overbite?
An overbite, also called malocclusion, is when your upper teeth overlap your bottom teeth by 30-50%. Although most people have a small overbite (5-20%), having an excessively large overbite can cause a myriad of dental problems, including worn down teeth, crowded or crooked teeth, and jaw pain.
Some causes of overbite include:
- Habitual thumb-sucking
- Pacifier/bottle overuse
- Chronic nail-biting
- Chewing of pencils and pens
- Tooth loss without timely repair
- Grinding teeth
- Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction (TMJ)
- Tongue thrust
If left untreated, overbite could result in:
- Tooth decay
- Worn down teeth
- Jaw pain
- Severe headaches
- Pain while eating
- Sleep apnea
- Difficulty speaking
- Cosmetic changes in the face & loss of self-confidence
What is Invisalign?
Invisalign is the invisible way to straighten teeth without braces. Our dentists take impressions and photographs of your teeth, which are then sent to an Invisalign lab. There, using advanced computer imaging, Invisalign experts create a series of custom aligners that gradually reposition the teeth.
Each set of clear aligners is worn for at least 22 hours a day and switched every two weeks. The length of treatment depends on the severity of your overbite or other dental condition. Contact one of our Invisalign dentists in Valley Stream or Manhattan to learn more.
Treating Overbites with Invisalign
If you’re suffering from overbite, we can correct it without the use of metal braces. The dentists at Central Avenue Dental in NYC and Valley Stream offer bite correction with Invisalign.
Some advantages of treating overbites with Invisalign include:
- Subtle and discreet
- Removable, meaning no diet restrictions and better dental hygiene
- Less tooth sensitivity and gum irritation
- Convenient and less maintenance
- Shorter treatment time and fewer office visits
- A blue dot on the aligners wears away with time, allowing parents to monitor their child’s proper Invisalign use
Invisalign can also treat many other dental problems, including crowded teeth, crooked teeth, and underbites.
If you’re suffering from an overbite, you should visit a dentist for diagnosis and treatment. Schedule an appointment with the board-certified dentists at Central Avenue Dental in NYC and Valley Stream on Zocdoc or by filling out the form on this page. Our dentists are experts at using Invisalign to get rid of your overbite and have been recognized as a Patient’s Choice Winner on Opencare.