Overbite Invisalign® and Correction | Can Invisalign® Fix Overbite
Overbite Invisalign® and Correction
Most people, when they talk about the “bite”, think about one closing their mouth and allowing the teeth to come into contact with each other. Unknown to many, there really is more to the person’s bite than just to bring together the upper and the lower teeth. In the true study of one’s occlusion, it is not enough that the person is able to close his mouth and let his upper and lower teeth meet. There are different classifications for the bite and while there are a few who are born with normal and harmonious bites, there are some who are not so lucky. One avenue is using overbite Invisalign® and correction. Can Invisalign® fix an overbite?
The Normal Bite
The normal bite is characterized by different things but mostly, one is able to classify a bite normal when:
The upper and the lower teeth contact each meet each other with perfect harmony. The upper front teeth, are set slightly forward in relation to the lower teeth; the upper and lower molars meet each other cusp to fossa (pointy edge to middle groove).
- The upper and lower teeth are properly aligned, with the midlines set and not at all deviated.
- The contact forms by the upper and lower arch should create a line that forms a perfect curve. This line, called the “curve of spee”, is the imaginary line that is straight along the anterior teeth and slowly rises around the area of the molars, as if to follow the curve of one’s smile.
- The normal position of the upper teeth to the lower jaw is to have all the upper teeth much more forward than the lower teeth, so that the upper teeth hides the lower.
There are so much more technical classifications of the occlusion but what you basically have to understand is that any deviation from the norm signifies a disharmony on the bite and indicates the need for orthodontic treatment. When the bite is not “normal” to the point that it poses both cosmetic and functional dilemma, they may be corrected with the help of orthodontics. Dentists have long proven themselves adept at transforming smiles from disharmony to beauty and when any malocclusion is found, patients may go through orthodontics through dental braces or Invisalign®.
The Abnormal Bite
There are different kinds of classifications of the abnormal bite. You have the underbite, with the lower teeth set much forward compared to the upper teeth; edge-to-edge bite with the upper teeth meeting the lower teeth at the tip and cusps (points); cross bite with the localized disharmony of the teeth, some areas of the lower set rather forward in relation to the upper teeth; and the overbite, which is occlusion classified as the upper teeth set much too forward compared to the lower teeth.
When a person has an overbite he appears to have a protruded upper jaw, so that he looks much like a rabbit, a horse or a duck. Not necessarily making a significant physical relevance but the arrangement of the teeth is unsightly, it requires attention. To correct the bite, the teeth are moved back combing tipping and bodily movements that will set the bite back so that the upper teeth do not appear much too forward. If there is not enough space, a tooth may be extracted, and the gap created is closed while the teeth are brought back to create a normal occlusion.
It is not impossible to correct an overbite. Invisalign®, with its amazing technology and capacity to manipulate teeth can bring the teeth to a proper bite without needing to go through treatment with brackets, wires and rubber bands in the mouth.