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.