Invisalign® Treatment for Overbites in Long Beach
Funtastic Orthodontics – Top Long Beach Invisalign Specialist
Overbites are a common problem that can be corrected with Invisalign. Invisalign is a clear, invisible plastic aligner that can help reshape your teeth into their ideal position.
Overbites can cause problems with your smile and chewing ability. Overbites can lead to tooth decay, gum disease, and even temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ) when left untreated. Overbites can cause cosmetic problems in some cases because they may leave you with an uneven smile or crooked teeth. Fortunately, several treatments are available to help correct an overbite, and we’ve seen many patients in Long Beach who have suffered from Overbites throughout the years, and Invisalign has helped them get the smile they’ve always wanted.
For mild cases of overbites, orthodontic braces may be enough to correct the condition and improve the appearance of your smile. However, more severe cases of overbites may require more complex treatment methods. In such cases, your orthodontist may recommend a mouth reconstruction procedure called orthognathic surgery.
During this procedure, Dr. Vuong will make precise adjustments to the structure of your face and jaw to realign the misaligned bones and joints. Once the bones have been properly aligned, your teeth will be moved to their proper positions, and the bite will be corrected. If you are concerned about the cost and recovery period associated with orthognathic surgery, you may also be a candidate for Invisalign.
Invisalign is a non-invasive alternative to traditional orthodontic treatments that uses a custom-made series of aligners to shift your teeth into their desired position over time gently. Studies have shown that most people can achieve the same results with Invisalign as with traditional braces in a shorter time. For severe overbites, your orthodontist may recommend a combination of traditional braces and Invisalign for optimal results. The severity of your case will determine the treatment method that is right for you.
How long does Invisalign take?
Invisalign treatment usually lasts anywhere from nine to 15 months. Some people may need to wear the aligners for more extended periods due to factors such as the amount of correction they need and the amount of natural tooth movement during treatment. We can tell you the exact length of your treatment during your initial consultation.
How much does it cost to fix an overbite?
The cost of your orthodontic treatment will depend on the severity of your condition and the specific treatment options that are right for you. In most cases, Invisalign is less expensive than traditional braces, and you won’t have to make any significant lifestyle changes to accommodate your treatment.
What is the difference between Braces and Invisalign?
One of the most significant differences between braces and Invisalign is that Invisalign aligners are completely removable, so you can take them out to eat and clean your teeth, just like traditional braces. This makes it much easier to maintain good oral hygiene while undergoing treatment, preventing future oral health problems. Another significant difference is that Invisalign uses a series of custom-made aligners to move your teeth into their proper position over time, while traditional braces use metal brackets and wires to perform the same function.
Is Invisalign right for me?
The best way to find out if Invisalign is right for you is to consult with our experienced Long Beach orthodontist. During your initial consultation, we will assess your case and work with you to devise a treatment plan for your individual needs.