Addressing and correcting an overbite can seem overwhelming. Treatment options vary, as do results from each type of treatment. Learn how Invisalign clear aligners can effectively treat open bite issues. Explore the possibilities of correcting your smile and bite alignment discretely and comfortably with Northern Virginia Orthodontics.
Invisalign Treatable Cases: Open Bite
Invisalign Clear Aligners have revolutionized the way that common dental issues are treated and corrected. The team of dedicated professionals at Northern Virginia Orthodontics highly recommends Invisalign to patients looking for alternative solutions to dental issues other than traditional braces.
Common dental issues such as open bites can be corrected discretely and comfortably with Invisalign, and routine checkups mean that treatment options can be custom-tailored to suit any patient’s need.
What Is Open Bite?
In a proper bite, our rows of teeth overlap at certain points across our mouth. An open bite is a malocclusion (bite problem) where the top and bottom rows of teeth do not overlap, hence the term “open” bite. This can occur in either the front teeth, known as an anterior open bite, or in the back rows of teeth, known as a lateral open bite.
Open bites can be caused by structural issues within the teeth or jaw, or sometimes both. They typically develop due to a habit like thumb, finger, or tongue sucking. Although open bites can be difficult to treat, modern solutions like Invisalign Clear Aligners offer simple, affordable, and comfortable solutions to fixing your smile.
Invisalign Clear Aligners
The expert orthodontists at Northern Virginia Orthodontics believe Invisalign Clear Aligners are one of the best solutions for correcting open bites in patients. Before you receive your aligners, our experts will take X-rays and 3D images of your mouth and bite so that we can tailor treatment to your specific needs.
Your orthodontist will then custom-design your aligner based on models that accurately predict how to best fix your bite. This ensures that your treatment options are suited to your needs based on the data gathered during your initial consultation.
Correcting Open Bite With Invisalign
Once your orthodontist has a complete look at your bite, they will design your Invisalign aligner. Typically, patients wear their aligners for 20-22 hours per day, taking them out only for mealtime. About every two weeks, your orthodontist will give you a new set of aligners to help correct your bite as it changes.
The aligners will gently shift your teeth into place and correct your bite. While treatment duration may vary, typically patients see successful results in 12-24 months depending on the severity of the issues and the needs of the patient.
Why We Trust Invisalign Clear Aligners
At Northern Virginia Orthodontics, our expert orthodontists and technicians have seen tremendous success in patients who choose to correct their bite problems with Invisalign Clear Aligners. We trust Invisalign Clear Aligners because:
The Invisalign system is simple, requiring only routine checkups with your orthodontist twice a month. Moreover, there is far less hassle involved because there are no clunky metal braces, rubber bands, or the constant battle of dealing with food debris and other maintenance problems.
The durable, SmartTrack material means that you can trust your Invisalign aligner will hold up under normal conditions. If something does break, there is no need to worry about sharp metal or loose wiring as you may have to with conventional braces. This also means that they are a breeze to clean, and your orthodontist can help give you tips for caring for your aligners to keep them in working shape for as long as your treatment endures.
The clear and covert design of Invisalign makes it the most discrete option for correcting almost any bite problem, including overbite. Our trusted team of orthodontists can custom tailor almost any treatment option with Invisalign and get your smile corrected in no time.
Consult With Northern Virginia Orthodontics Today!
At Northern Virginia Orthodontics, we are in the business of making you smile! Contact us today to schedule your consultation and see if Invisalign Clear Aligners may be the right treatment option for you or a loved one. Bite problems and other dental issues can leave you feeling overwhelmed, but at NVO our team will help you every step of the way.