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Clear Aligners For Overbite

Clear Aligners For Overbite

In a deep overbite, the upper front teeth excessively overlap the lower front teeth and occurs when the mouth is closed, which can sometimes be an esthetic concern. It's a common and often harmless condition, but certain cases can cause accelerated enamel breakdown, jaw pain, difficulty chewing, and other side effects.

What is an overbite in teeth?

An overbite is when your upper teeth have to hide your lower teeth when you bite down. It causes a literal overbite, causing overlapping of the lower teeth by the upper.

The reasons for overbite are in a variety. The most probable one may be that your lower jaw is a little smaller than your upper jaw. The lower teeth rest behind the upper, which move downwards as your teeth gradually wear. Those with an overbite commonly show a bit more gum on the upper teeth, with the upper front teeth a little lower down than their neighbors (the upper side teeth/canines). According to food writer and historian Bee Wilson, there’s even an evolutionary argument that we didn’t start developing overbites until eating with a knife and fork became commonplace.

How do you know if you have an overbite?

To see whether you have an overbite, just smile in the mirror while biting down gently: if you can only see 50% or less of your lower front teeth when your jaw is fully closed, you may have an overbite and should consult an orthodontist to confirm.

While many people only have small overbites, other people can experience more severe cases that can cause uncomfortable symptoms, which includes:

  • Jaw stiffness, making it hard to open or close your mouth fully.

  • Difficulty chewing and eating properly.

  • Lockjaw.

  • Popping noises from the jaw when you open and close your mouth.

  • Persistent earaches.

  • Headaches.

  • In addition to jaw discomfort or pain, symptoms of an overbite can be felt in other areas.

Do overbites get worse with age?

Generally, it's hard to say if your particular bite will change over time because there are multiple factors involved in what causes the worsening of your bite. It dependents on whether your teeth if the horizontal mismatch between your upper and lower teeth (which is called overjet), or the vertical depth of your bite (which is called overbite). Either way, your bite may appear to worsen over time because crowding (misaligned teeth) will allow teeth to become more crowded/overlapped over time. Because malocclusions (mismatched bites) do tend to worsen over time, so correcting it sooner than later is always good.

Do overbites get worse with age

Can clear aligners fix an overbite?

Treatment with clear aligners involves a series of removable plastic retainers. Commonly, traditional metal braces are more versatile and offer a wider range of treatment capabilities. However, clear aligners can be used to correct crowded teeth, crooked teeth, gaps, unusually spaced teeth, and more. The procedure effectively straightens your teeth without the need for brackets and wires.

IMD Dental combines the century-old science of orthodontics with highly advanced 3D graphics and technology. TT Clear Aligners are designed to slowly move your teeth in small increments to a straighter final position. Each aligner is precisely designed and manufactured to fit your teeth at every stage of your treatment. The series of trays each place pressure on the teeth to push them toward a new position.

How long does it take to fix an overbite?

When you decide to straighten your teeth and correct the overbite, you want to know, “How long does it take to fix an overbite?”An overbite is a structural problem. Either the upper jaw is too long, or the lower jaw is too short. Treatment lengthens the shorter version, reshapes the longer part, or both. Treatment times extend depending on problem severity.

Due to the difference in age, causes of the problem, amount of overbite, and type of case, it can be difficult to predict just how long it can take for clear aligners to correct an overbite. However, the average treatment time is anywhere from 6 to 20 months.

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