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Can Invisalign Fix Overbites and Other Bite Problems?

March 11, 2024

Filed under: Uncategorized — willowrundental @ 5:02 pm
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In addition to having misaligned teeth, many people also have some form of malocclusion (bad bite), such as an overbite, underbite, crossbite, or open bite. If that is true of you, you might have questions about your treatment options. Do you need to get traditional metal braces, or can Invisalign clear aligners help you achieve a healthier, more attractive smile? In many cases, Invisalign is a great solution for bite problems! This blog post discusses how it can work to move you toward your oral health goals.

How Invisalign Works for Bite Problems

Invisalign is a form of orthodontic treatment that utilizes a customized series of clear aligner trays to shift the teeth into their ideal positions. While many people believe that Invisalign simply “straightens teeth,” it can do much more in many cases. In fact, it is a suitable treatment option for some types of malocclusions.

In order to correct bite problems, Invisalign is often used along with other appliances. For example, you may be required to loop small rubber bands around little buttons on your aligners. The rubber bands can help to correct jaw misalignment while the aligners themselves work to create a more harmonious bite.

Of course, treatment for bite issues is customized for each unique patient. During your consultation, your dentist can evaluate your needs and give you a preview of the journey that awaits you.

What to Expect with Treatment

If you wish to correct your misaligned bite with Invisalign, there are a few points that you should keep in mind:

  • If you are given rubber bands or other accessories, you must use them as directed. Otherwise, your final results may take longer than expected.
  • You might experience some tenderness and soreness in your mouth throughout your treatment. However, extreme pain should never occur (if it does, contact your dentist right away for assistance).
  • After you complete your Invisalign treatment, you should use a retainer so your bite and teeth do not revert to their former positions.

Can Invisalign Correct All Bite Problems?

Invisalign is a great option for correcting many cases of bite misalignment, but it is not ideal for everyone. Severe bite problems might require traditional braces or even jaw surgery. Your dental team can help you understand your treatment possibilities.

Do you have an overbite or another type of bite problem? Talk to your dentist to find out if Invisalign could help you!

Meet the Practice

The talented team at Willow Run Dental Association is proud to provide a variety of treatments to the Auburn community, including Invisalign. If you are struggling with a misaligned bite or crooked teeth, we invite you to visit us for a complimentary consultation. We will be happy to get you on the road to a healthier smile! To learn more about how we may be able to serve you, get in touch with our friendly staff at 207-352-2825.

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Willow Run Dental Association is a 42 North Dental Care, PLLC practice and is owned and operated by dentists Dr. Samuel Shames, DDM. and Dr. Ronald Weissman, DDM. Gentle Dental is supported by 42 North Dental, LLC, a dental support organization that provides non-clinical administrative and business support services to the practice. 42 North Dental, LLC does not own or operate the dental practice or employ dentists to provide dental services. Find more information about 42NorthDental, LLC and the dental practices it supports at