Have you been wondering if you could fix your overbite with Invisalign? The odds are in your favor these days, and your simple smile correction can likely be obtained without anyone ever knowing you are in treatment, to begin with. Many patients find that the corrections they would need to get their smile to their desired alignment aren’t significant enough to utilize traditional braces. This thinking can prolong your dissatisfaction with your smile and wear on your self-confidence, or worse– wear down your teeth’s enamel.
Overbite correction accounts for up to seventy percent of dental disorders requiring orthodontic treatment. Though most patients choose the traditional bracket-and-wire style braces for these corrections, Invisalign treatment from the skilled team at Shine Orthodontics can fix your overbite without braces. Let’s get into the basics first.
Do I have an overbite?
Having teeth that are ‘crooked’ or gaps in your smile are typically obvious reasons to look into orthodontic treatment. But, what about bite issues? How do you know if your teeth meet properly? For some patients, pain that gets worse, not better, and enamel wear make it obvious, but for less significant overbites, you may not realize that is the underlying issue.
An excessive overbite, called a deep bite, can be vertical or horizontal. With a vertical overbite, your top teeth significantly overlap your bottom teeth, whereas, with a horizontal overbite, your top teeth stick out in front of your bottom teeth. While these seem to be similar enough, your specific bite solution is determined by your particular “dental” or tooth placement issues, “skeletal” issues relating to your jaw, or a combination of the two. During your initial consultation, our experienced team will take x-rays and unique 3d mapping photos of your teeth and jaws to determine if your smile is a good candidate for treatment with Invisalign clear aligners.
Typically, most people should have a slight overbite, which is simply when your upper front teeth overlap with your lower front teeth. We say “should” because having this slight malocclusion, or abnormal teeth alignment, gives your teeth and jaws space to meet and rest when chewing, speaking, and sleeping without causing unnecessary stress and wear on your enamel, gums, and bone. In comparison, if the upper jaw sits in a position that excessively overlaps the bottom jaw, an overbite is present and can affect your smile and your oral health.
How can Invisalign clear aligners from Shine Orthodontics fix my overbite?
As with any personalized treatment, your exact path to overbite correction will depend on your specific situation. Thankfully, Shine Orthodontics offers a variety of treatment options, and Spark clear aligners are one of the most utilized options for more than just their inconspicuous aesthetic. Our depth of experience ensures we can treat even more complex cases by combining treatment methods or using special attachments for efficiency.
Getting started with clear aligner treatment at Shine Orthodontics is easy. We use our high-tech digital scanner to take 3D images of your teeth and avoid the usual messy impressions most providers use. These scans provide a more accurate image of your teeth. Based on Dr. McGrogan‘s diagnosis and treatment plan, Spark then creates a series of clear, removable aligners that move the teeth gradually into position. Once you get your aligners, it is up to you to make sure you wear them as directed so there are no delays in your smile creation.
One of the most noted facts about clear aligners is seeing the changes in your smile quickly and clearly since there are no brackets and wires to hide it all while it happens. Due to the cutting-edge technology and the weekly to biweekly series of aligners that make minor adjustments, you will notice significant changes in your smile within about three months. You will have checkups about every six to eight weeks to get your new sets of aligners and let our team check the progress of your teeth. These are generally quick appointments since there are no wires to adjust or brackets to repair.
Can I afford clear aligner treatment?
At Shine Orthodontics, we provide exceptional value for a reasonable price. While costs vary depending on the complexity of your smile needs, we also believe healthy teeth and a beautiful smile should be within reach for everyone in Holly Springs. Dr. McGrogan and our experienced team will talk through the cost of your treatment with you, and go over each of your payment plan options, so you can make the best choice for your smile and your budget.
We offer a paid-in-full discount, a flexible, in-office payment plan, and additional payment options through third-party financing. You deserve high-quality treatment and a confident smile, and we never want finances to get in the way. In most cases, clear aligners can cost about the same as you would pay for orthodontic treatment with traditional braces. Often, insurance will even cover much of the cost as they would with that conventional treatment. Our team is always here to help you with insurance benefits, claims, and paperwork to ensure you get the best options for your coverage.
Overbite treatment with Shine Orthodontics and Invisalign is clearly a great choice!
Most problems just need a solid plan from a trusted professional, and we deliver outstanding results with an unforgettable experience. Our greatest goal is to give you healthy, straight, beautiful smiles, and it all starts with a FREE consultation at our convenient Shine Orthodontics office in Holly Springs, NC! From the moment you contact our office to your final retainer check appointment, we want you to leave our office after every appointment, knowing you got the best possible care!
Dr. McGrogan stays at the leading edge of orthodontic treatments and advancements and exceeds the state-mandated continuing education requirements. You can be confident that you’re getting the best and most current treatments. When it comes to the smile of your dreams, you want an expert team like ours helping you– not aligners that come in the mail!