Can Invisalign Help Correct the Overbite? (photo)

Hello, I am concerned whether Invisalign can help my overbite. I have big teeth and a small jaw as in a picture? Your reccomandations would be helpful. Regards

Doctor Answers 5

Overbite (severe)

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You have a severe class 2 relationship.  I would urge you to do multiple consultations and look for the best esthetic and physiologic outcome.  Any attempts at short-cuts will yield sub-par results.  This is outside the range of invisalign and you should use traditional fixed brackets.  Lingual brackets (placed on the inside may be an option.  You should seek several opinions before settling on a plan.  ANd remember go with who you think is best not the least expensive necessarily as you will wear this smile for the rest of your life!

Good luck

Washington Dentist
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Invisalign not a good option for narrow dental arches.

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Based on your photos, it appears that both your upper and lower arches need considerable expansion which is very unpredictable and time consuming with invisalign.  You may also have what we call a skeletal discrepancy which means your upper and lower jaw bones do not complement each other in size in which case to get an ideal result, surgery may be indicated.  If the problem is mainly dental, expansion appliances and fixed braces should do the job nicely.  You should consult an orthodontist or dentist experienced in not just straightening teeth but also knowledgeable in bite and jaw alignment correction.

Michael Firouzian, DDS
Columbus Dentist

Invisalign can fix overbite.

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Invisalign can certainly improve overbite. Judging from your pictures you have a good case. Invisdalign works with big teeth especially well. I had treated a similar case recently and patient was very happy. You will be very happy as well.


Michael Ayzin, DDS

In most cases invisalign can correct an overbite

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In most cases invisalign can correct an overbite, but in some cases, if there is not enough room, one might not get a perfect result.  The best thing to do is go to an experienced invisalign dentist, and have him take study models and x rays. With these records, the case can be evaluated.

Stewart C. Brody, DDS
Long Island Dentist

Can Invisalign correct overbite

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Invisalign can certainly help reduce your overbite, but there are alot of factors that will show up with a complete set of diagnostic records, including xrays that a dentist or orthodontist will take and be better able to discuss your options, which will likely include invisalign, but also extraction of upper teeth, traditional braces, surgery, etc.  All options should be at least considered before settling on one.  Good luck.

Carlo Biasucci, DDS
Ontario Dentist

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