Here at RVOrthodontics, we see many patients with overbites. You may have an overbite if the top arch of your teeth protrude over the bottom arch. While an overbite can take away from your confidence, it can also make it difficult for you to keep your teeth clean and increase the risk of chewing problems, cavities, and gum disease.
If your parents or grandparents had an overbite, chances are high that you have one as well. You may also get an overbite if you engaged in poor habits such as thumb sucking and excessive pacifier use in your younger years. An overbite may also occur simply because of the way your teeth have grown in.
We wish we can tell you that an overbite will go away on its own over time but this is simply not the case. If you have an overbite, it’s important to seek treatment right away as it may worsen and lead to serious health problems. One of the best ways to fix an overbite is through Invisalign.
Since its debut in 1997, Invisalign has become the most comfortable and effective way to resolve oral health issues such as overbites. Invisalign treatment involves wearing a series of clear aligners and replacing them every two weeks. The aligners can slowly but surely move your teeth into their proper positions and get rid of your overbite. Our Kinston, NC dental friends at Carlyle Dentistry have explained to many parents in the Kinston area that Invisalign and braces are both great ways to improve a smile.
If you lead a busy life, you’ll love Invisalign because the aligners are removable. You are free to take them out of your mouth every time you eat, drink, brush, or floss your teeth. As long as you wear them for at least 22 hours a day, they can do their job and resolve your overbite. If you’re wondering whether you’re a good candidate for Invisalign, RVO can let you know.
Schedule an Appointment at RVOrthodontics
If you would like to correct an overbite with Invisalign, we encourage you to schedule an appointment at our top-notch office. Contact us today to make an appointment with RVO. We look forward to hearing from you!