Invisalign® for Overbites in Wasilla, AK

Correct Your Overbite With Invisalign®

An overbite is a common dental issue where the upper front teeth overlap with the lower front teeth. While many people may have a slight overbite, severe cases can lead to dental health problems such as jaw pain, difficulty speaking, and tooth decay. Fortunately, advancements in orthodontic technology have made it easier than ever to correct an overbite. Invisalign®, a popular clear aligner treatment, has helped many patients achieve a healthier and more beautiful smile.

Wasilla Invisalign provider, Dr. Dawson of Northwind Dental, is here to help you treat your overbite and give you the smile of your dreams.

What Is an Overbite?

An overbite is a dental condition where the upper teeth overlap the lower teeth excessively. In some cases, the overbite may be so severe that the lower teeth are entirely hidden behind the upper teeth. Overbites can be caused by various factors, such as genetics, thumb sucking, and tongue thrusting.

An overbite can cause several dental problems, including:

  • Speech difficulties
  • Difficulty chewing and biting
  • Jaw pain and discomfort
  • Teeth grinding
  • Wear and tear on teeth

There are two types of overbites:

  1. Vertical Overbite: The upper teeth overlap the bottom teeth vertically.
  2. Horizontal Overbite: This refers to the condition when the upper teeth protrude forward over the lower teeth.

If you’re ready to get started with the Invisalign process and correct your overbite, contact our Wasilla dental team today to schedule your consultation.


How Can Invisalign Correct an Overbite?

Invisalign is a clear aligner system that helps straighten teeth and correct bite issues, such as overbites.

Aligners Gradually Shift Teeth

Invisalign aligners work by gradually shifting the teeth into the correct position. Each set of aligners is slightly different and customized to the individual’s teeth. The aligners apply gentle pressure to the teeth to move them into the desired position, effectively correcting the overbite.

Aligners Are Designed for a Perfect Fit

Dr. Dawson can adjust the aligners as needed to ensure a perfect fit. This ensures that the teeth are moving in the correct direction and at the right pace to correct the overbite. This personalized treatment approach ensures that patients get the best possible results from their Invisalign treatment.

Clear Aligners Are Discreet

Invisalign aligners are clear and virtually invisible. This makes them a great option for those who are self-conscious about wearing traditional braces. Patients who opt for Invisalign can correct their overbite without anyone noticing, making it an excellent choice for adults who may feel embarrassed about wearing braces.

No Dietary Restrictions

One of the biggest challenges with traditional braces is dietary restrictions. With Invisalign, patients can remove their aligners to eat and drink, so there are no dietary restrictions. This makes it easy for patients to continue to enjoy their favorite foods and drinks without any hassle.

young woman holding her Invisalign aligners

Frequently Asked Questions

Will Invisalign make my overbite worse before it gets better?
Can Invisalign correct an overbite in children?
Can Invisalign treat both overbites and underbites?
Can Invisalign be used to fix an overbite caused by thumb sucking?
Will Invisalign make my overbite worse before it gets better?

No, Invisalign will not make your overbite worse before it gets better. Invisalign is designed to gradually shift your teeth into the correct position, which can help improve your overbite over time. However, patients may experience some slight discomfort when switching to a new set of aligners. This discomfort is typically mild and subsides within a few days.

Can Invisalign correct an overbite in children?

Yes, Invisalign can correct an overbite in children. However, it’s recommended that children wait until all of their permanent teeth have grown in before starting Invisalign treatment. In some cases, early intervention may be necessary to prevent the overbite from getting worse. Your dentist will assess your child’s teeth and determine the best treatment plan.

Can Invisalign treat both overbites and underbites?

Yes, Invisalign can treat both overbites and underbites. Invisalign aligners are designed to apply gentle, consistent pressure to gradually shift your teeth into the correct position. This makes them an effective treatment option for a variety of bite issues. Your dentist will evaluate your case and determine if Invisalign is the right treatment option for you.

Can Invisalign be used to fix an overbite caused by thumb sucking?

Yes, Invisalign can help fix an overbite caused by thumb sucking. Thumb sucking can cause the front teeth to protrude, leading to an overbite. Invisalign aligners can help gradually shift the teeth back into the correct position, which can help improve the overbite. 

Say Goodbye to Overbites

Your smile is one of the first things people notice about you, and it’s never too late to make a change. Take the first step towards a more confident you by scheduling a consultation with our Wasilla dental team today. We’re here to help you achieve the smile you deserve. Call us at (907) 373-2440 to book your appointment and start your journey toward a happier, healthier smile.

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