Invisalign Treatment for Overbite: How Does It Work?

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Overbites, common yet largely misunderstood, are often left untreated due to confusion about their causes and potential remedies.

But there is a proven solution to address this overbite issue, offering not only effective treatment but also comfort and great aesthetics: Invisalign aligners. Invisalign clear aligners are a proven orthodontic treatment method that’s been a game-changer in correcting overbite.

Short Summary:

  • Understanding overbites requires knowledge of the various causes and types.
  • Invisalign is an effective treatment for more than just moderate cases – they work on more severe overbites, too. Today, they deliver a straighter smile as reliably with severe dental problems as metal braces.
  • Unlike braces, you wear custom-made clear aligners with a personalized treatment plan. You’ll also see results for dental overbites faster than wire braces (on average).

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Understanding Overbites: Causes and Types

What is an Overbite?

An overbite is a dental condition where the upper teeth protrude beyond the bottom teeth. This common dental issue can have various causes, from genetics to certain oral habits developed in childhood such as tongue thrusting, nail-biting, and extended pacifier or thumb sucking, which can push the teeth forward.

These habits can be difficult to break, but in some cases, orthodontic treatment can really help (with patient compliance).

There are two main types of overbite:

1. Vertical Overbite

A vertical overbite is a type of dental misalignment where the top teeth significantly overlap the bottom teeth. It is also referred to as a deep bite.

Class II malocclusion occurs in such cases and can be attributed to genetic factors, inadequate oral hygiene, or jaw misalignment.

2. Horizontal Overbite

A horizontal overbite, also known as an overjet, is characterized by the upper teeth protruding excessively over the lower teeth.

This horizontal misalignment between the upper and lower front teeth can lead to chewing difficulties, speech impediments, as well as an increased risk of gum disease and tooth decay.

Assessing Overbite Severity

The severity of an overbite is gauged by the degree of overlap between the upper and lower teeth.

A deep overbite is deemed severe when your top teeth considerably overlap the lower teeth. The protrusion of the upper front teeth and the jaw’s positioning can also be considered.

It is necessary for an experienced professional to evaluate the severity of an overbite before recommending a treatment option for fixing an overbite.

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Invisalign as a Solution for Overbites

Invisalign is a widely used solution for overbites. Often referred to as Invisalign overbite correction, clear aligners, and their nearly completely invisible aligner trays, are extremely effective at correcting mild and even severe overbite.

It can be used to correct overbites of virtually any severity by applying gentle pressure to teeth, gradually moving them into the desired position.

At Dr. Peter Brawn, your treatment options are even better:

  • Enjoy up to 75% less discomfort than you’d experience at another dentist or orthodontist in Vancouver.
  • Finish with your best treatment results in half the treatment time of average orthodontic patients.
  • Get 1-on-1, dedicated focus and care every time you have an appointment (We only ever see 1-2 patients at a time).

Clear aligners are non-invasive and can be completed in a relatively short amount of time – even faster at Dr. Peter Brawn.

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Candidacy for Invisalign

If you’ve heard that clear plastic aligners are only effective on mild to moderate overbites, we’re here to give you great news. Invisalign is an effective solution to correct mild, moderate, and even extreme cases of overbite.

It also gives you an aesthetic alternative to traditional braces.

Other treatment options exist that help correct the alignment of your teeth and jaw (traditional braces, ceramic braces, jaw surgery, etc.), but none deliver the same combination of great results, fast treatment time, comfort, and aesthetics.

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Can Invisalign Fix Overbite?

Invisalign can effectively fix overbites in most cases, even severe ones.

When worn for your doctor’s recommended time each day, with patient compliance, and the care of a trained expert, your overbite can often be completely corrected.

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Can Invisalign Fix Overbite in Severe Cases?

Today, Invisalign is a popular and effective option for even severe cases of overbite.

It can treat essentially any case that qualifies for other types of orthodontic treatments, regardless of complexity. So whether you need a solution for severe, mild, or moderate overbites, clear aligners are a great option.

Can Invisalign Fix Jaw Alignment?

Yes, Invisalign is capable of realigning the upper and lower jaw through the use of Invisalign mandibular advancement, which helps proper chewing, speaking, and breathing.

However, more severe misalignments may require alternative treatments.

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Invisalign Overbite Treatment Process

How to Fix an Overbite

Fixing an overbite involves the following steps:

  1. Get a free consultation from an experienced orthodontic professional in Vancouver.
  2. At the best practices – get a personalized plan, flexible payment options, and custom-made clear aligners for achieving proper alignment.
  3. With the right advisement & supervision plus commitment on your part, see your best smile up to 2x faster than average at Dr. Peter Brawn.

How Does Invisalign Fix Overbite?

Invisalign fix overbite by applying gentle pressure to teeth, gradually moving them into the desired position.

The aligners are custom-made for each patient, and the process is monitored by a trained dentist.

With us, you can see your overbite fixed and a better smile up to 2x faster than other doctors in Vancouver and enjoy up to 75% less discomfort while treating your orthodontic issues.

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Advantages of Invisalign Aligners Over Traditional Braces

Invisalign offers several advantages over traditional braces.

  • Greater comfort – the plastic trays cause way less scraping & poking on gums than metal brackets.
  • Almost completely invisible.
  • Removable trays for cleaning and avoiding stains.
  • Facilitates better dental hygiene.
  • And as much as 2x faster with 75% less discomfort with Invisalign Vancouver at Dr. Peter Brawn.

This is how Invisalign works for you to straighten teeth and achieve your best smile with less worry and discomfort.

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Timeline for Overbite Correction with Invisalign

The timeline for overbite correction with Invisalign varies depending on your unique case.

A typical timeline ranges from 6 months to 2 years – with about 18 months being the average treatment time for clear aligners.

Most patients at Dr. Peter Brawn get a treatment plan that is about 50% shorter than what they’d receive somewhere else in Vancouver.

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Invisalign Overbite Before and After

Invisalign overbite before and after photos showcase the effectiveness of the treatment in correcting dental misalignments and improving overall appearance.

They serve as a testament to the transformative power of Invisalign, turning what was once a source of insecurity into a radiant, confident smile.

Today, Invisalign are just as effective as metal braces at correcting overbite, and sometimes even more. When you’re finished, you’ll own a beautiful smile and straight teeth.

We believe loving your smile ought to be easy, so we’ve designed a process that makes it that way. Come in for a free consultation today.

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p.s. For more on Invisalign Before & After, check out these reviews of Invisalign reviews before and after treatment.


Invisalign is an effective and popular treatment option for overbite, offering numerous advantages over traditional braces.

Invisalign has revolutionized the treatment of overbite – providing a comfortable, discreet, and effective solution.

If you’re ready to own your best smile, get your free consultation today.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Is it OK to have an overbite?

Having an overbite is generally OK, but too big or too small can lead to a higher risk of tooth decay and cavities.

How can you tell if you have an overbite?

You can tell if you have an overbite by looking at your smile from the front and the side to see if your upper front teeth come too far forward or overlap too much with the lower teeth.

Additionally, your bottom teeth may bite close to the roof of your mouth or even touch it when you naturally bite down.

If your lower teeth protrude beyond your upper front teeth, then it’s likely you have an underbite.

How do you fix overbite naturally?

Braces or surgery are needed to correct an overbite, however you can prevent some cases by curing childhood habits such as thumb sucking and pencil chewing.

Is my overbite serious?

Your overbite can cause discomfort or pain while eating, as well as affect your speech and lead to jaw pain and sleep apnoea. Therefore, it is important to assess the severity of your overbite and seek professional help if necessary.

What is an overbite and why does it need treatment?

An overbite is a dental condition where the upper front teeth protrude beyond the bottom teeth, which can cause tooth and gum damage, jaw pain, speech impediments, and an unappealing smile.

Treatment is necessary to address these issues and improve overall oral health.

How are crooked teeth different from overbite?

Crooked teeth (or malocclusion of the teeth)is when there is an improper alignment or bite between the upper and lower teeth. While an overbite is specific to your upper front teeth protruding beyond your bottom teeth, crooked teeth can occur on both bottom and/or top sets of teeth. It is possible that crooked teeth may also have an overbite, but this is not true in all cases.

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