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22nd April 2021

Can Invisalign Fix Overbite?

Invisalign – ‘invisible’ braces – have taken the world by storm. So much so, that the technology has successfully treated millions of smiles and changed countless lives. However, despite being a popular and well-known treatment, we still have patients here in Tunbridge Wells asking us about what teeth straightening issues these clever aligners can correct. Read on to find out more.

First of all, what is Invisalign?

The Invisalign clear braces treatment involves removable, clear aligners that act a lot like braces, except are far more comfortable and discreet. The Invisalign technology is available for both teenagers and adults and has also proved popular with celebrities, such as Khloe Kardashian and Zac Efron.

Why should I get Invisalign braces?

Our dentists are committed to creating straight, white, healthy smiles that help you feel happy and confident. Invisalign is a way of doing just that – whether a small correction or a bigger issue. Our experts sometimes recommend other treatments alongside Invisalign to further elevate results, such as teeth whitening.

What bite problems may Invisalign fix?

There are many common bite problems we see here in Tunbridge Wells. These include:

  • Overbite – overhanging top teeth
  • Underbite – protruding bottom teeth
  • Crossbite – a combination of underbite and overbite
  • Open bite – where the teeth don’t close

Invisalign addresses bite issues by gradually shifting teeth using clear aligners. Custom-made to fit snugly, the aligners apply gentle pressure to specific areas, correcting misalignments like overbites or underbites. Their precision allows targeted adjustments for improved bite alignment. Removable aligners offer flexibility and better gum health, ensuring a discreet, comfortable, and effective alternative to traditional braces.

We often get asked at The Town House how does Invisalign fix overbite and the simple answer is that
Invisalign corrects overbite by gently shifting teeth with custom aligners, gradually improving alignment and reducing overbite severity.

Invisalign clear braces can be an effective way at treating all of these.

How long does Invisalign take?

The duration of Invisalign treatment is unique to each patient. It typically ranges from 6 to 24 months, with the specific time line influenced by the complexity of the patient’s bite alignment. However, for certain cases, treatment may be extended beyond this range or your outline treatment period if aligners are not worn for the recommended 20-22 hours a day.

What else can Invisalign treat?

Gaps and crowding are two other types of teeth straightening that Invisalign braces can correct. They can also help create a generally straighter smile.

What are the other benefits of Invisalign?

Invisalign braces are a fuss-free option for teeth straightening. Remove the clear aligners whenever you like (just ensure you wear the Invisalign for 20-22 hours per day) and enjoy a discreet treatment option when wearing the clear Invisalign braces. Our patients love how easy they are to clean and care for, and how little they affect their day-to-day life.

What other options do I have?

There are many different types of clear brace available, however we find Invisalign to be one of the most discreet and effective treatments. It’s also known for being extremely comfortable, as it doesn’t involve the wires and brackets that fixed braces use.  

What else do I need to know?

Our dental practice here in Tunbridge Wells is proud to offer finance on a number of dental treatments – and all at 0% interest. With two-year terms available, you could help stretch your budget even further, while securing Invisalign clear brace treatment you’ll love.

How do I book my Invisalign treatment?

Simply get in touch with our dentists and we’ll arrange a consultation to assess your smile and determine the right treatments for you.