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Correct Overbites With Invisalign®

Overbites are a common dental issue where the upper front teeth overlap with the lower front teeth. While many people may have a slight overbite, severe cases can lead to dental health problems such as jaw pain, difficulty speaking, and tooth decay. Fortunately, advancements in orthodontic technology have made it easier than ever to correct an overbite. Invisalign, a popular clear aligner treatment, has helped many patients achieve a healthier and more beautiful smile.

For more than 30 years, Dr. Chaves, one of the best dentists in Woodland Hills, has helped patients achieve their dream smiles. Dr. Chaves is here to help you with your complete smile makeover, including using treatments such as Invisalign, porcelain veneers, and more.

Woodland Hills Invisalign provider, Dr. Chaves, is here to help you treat your overbite and give you the smile of your dreams. Call us today at 818-491-7294.

Say goodbye to your overbite with Invisalign in Woodland Hills. Dr. Chaves, one of the top-rated dentists in the Los Angeles area, is here to make your smile dreams comes true.

What Are Overbites?

Overbites, or buck teeth, are dental conditions where the upper front teeth overlap the lower teeth excessively. In some cases, overbites may be so severe that the lower teeth are entirely hidden behind the upper teeth. Overbites can be caused by various factors, such as genetics, thumb sucking, and tongue thrusting.

Overbites can cause several dental problems, including:

  • Speech difficulties
  • Difficulty chewing and biting
  • Jaw pain and discomfort
  • Teeth grinding
  • Wear and tear on teeth

There are two types of overbites:

  1. Vertical Overbites: The upper teeth overlap the bottom teeth vertically.
  2. Horizontal Overbites: This refers to the condition when the upper teeth protrude forward over the lower teeth.
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How Can Invisalign Correct an Overbite?

The Invisalign system helps straighten teeth and correct bite issues, such as overbites. The clear aligners gradually shift teeth into their proper position over time, correcting overbites and other alignment issues.

However, those with a severe overbite may require more traditional treatment, such as metal braces.

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Aligners Gradually Shift Teeth

During the Invisalign treatment process, Invisalign aligners work by gradually shifting the teeth into the correct position. Each set of aligners is slightly different and customized to the individual’s teeth. The aligners apply gentle pressure to the teeth to move them into the desired position, effectively correcting overbites.

  • Mandibular Advancement Features: Certain Invisalign aligners may incorporate features like mandibular advancement wings. These small extensions on the lower aligner gently push your lower jaw forward, helping to correct the overbite.
  • Precise Tooth Movement: Invisalign allows for precise control over individual tooth movements. This enables targeted adjustments to both the upper and lower teeth, ultimately correcting the vertical overlap.

Aligners Are Designed for a Perfect Fit

Our Woodland Hills dentist can adjust the aligners as needed to ensure a perfect fit. This ensures that the teeth are moving in the desired direction and at the right pace for the overbite correction. This personalized orthodontic treatment approach ensures that patients get the best possible results from their Invisalign treatment.

Clear Aligners Are Discreet

Invisalign aligners are clear and virtually invisible. This makes them a great option for those who are self-conscious about wearing traditional braces. Patients who opt for Invisalign can correct their overbite without anyone noticing, making it an excellent choice for adults who may feel embarrassed about wearing braces.

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Can Invisalign Fix My Overbite?

Invisalign is a viable treatment option for a significant portion of overbite cases. However, the severity of your overbite plays a crucial role.

  • Mild to moderate overbites: Invisalign is highly effective in correcting these overbites. The clear aligners can gently move your teeth into the desired position, gradually correcting the vertical overlap.
  • Severe overbites: The underlying cause might involve jawbone misalignment in severe cases. While Invisalign can address some aspects, traditional braces or even jaw surgery might be necessary for optimal correction.


During your consultation with our Woodland Hills dentist, he’ll assess the severity of your overbite, take X-rays and scans, and discuss your treatment goals.

What Happens If You Don't Treat an Overbite?

An untreated overbite can lead to several problems, including:

  • Tooth Wear and Damage: The misalignment can cause abnormal wear and tear on the teeth. The upper front teeth can bite into the lower gums, and the lower teeth can hit the roof of the mouth, leading to increased tooth wear, damage, or even tooth loss.
  • Speech Problems: An overbite can interfere with proper speech, leading to problems such as a lisp.
  • Jaw Pain and TMJ Disorders: Over time, an untreated overbite can cause the jaw muscles to work harder to bring the teeth together, leading to jaw pain, headaches, temporomandibular joint disorders (TMD or TMJ), and even changes in the facial structure.
  • Breathing Issues: A severe overbite can lead to breathing issues, including sleep apnea, resulting in a variety of health problems.
  • Digestive Problems: Overbites can also affect your ability to chew food properly, which can lead to digestive issues.
  • Self-Esteem Issues: Beyond the physical problems, an untreated overbite can affect a person’s self-esteem and confidence due to appearance.
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Benefits of Invisalign for Overbite Correction

Invisalign offers several advantages over traditional orthodontic treatments for overbite correction:

  • Discreet Treatment: The clear aligners are nearly invisible, making them a much more aesthetically pleasing option compared to metal braces.
  • Comfort: Invisalign clear aligners are smooth and comfortable to wear, eliminating the discomfort associated with metal brackets and wires.
  • Removable Aligners: Unlike braces, Invisalign aligner trays are removable for eating, brushing, and flossing, allowing for easier maintenance and improved oral hygiene.
  • Fewer Dietary Restrictions: With Invisalign, you won’t have to avoid certain foods that can damage traditional braces.
  • Potential for Shorter Treatment: In some cases, Invisalign treatment for mild to moderate overbites might be completed in a shorter time frame compared to braces.

Frequently Asked Questions

No, Invisalign won’t make your overbite worse before it gets better. Invisalign is designed to gradually shift your teeth into the correct position, which improves your overbite over time. However, patients may experience some slight discomfort when switching to a new set of aligners. Discomfort is typically mild and subsides within a few days.

Yes, Invisalign can correct an overbite in children. However, it’s recommended that children wait until all of their permanent teeth have grown in before starting Invisalign treatment. In some cases, early intervention may be necessary to prevent the overbite from getting worse.

Yes, Invisalign can treat both overbites and underbites. Invisalign aligners are designed to apply gentle, consistent pressure to gradually shift your teeth into the correct position. This makes them an effective treatment option for a variety of bite issues.

Say Goodbye to Your Dental Overbite at John M. Chaves, DDS

Are you ready to fix an overbite? Take the first step towards a more confident you by scheduling a consultation with our dental team today. Call our Woodland Hills Invisalign doctor at 818-491-7294 to book your appointment and start your journey toward a happier, healthier smile.

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