Can an Overjet Be Fixed with Clear Retainers?

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Fixing an overjet with Invisalign

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Invisalign can fix larger overjets or overbites than most people think. You do need an experienced Invisalign provider that is committed to delivering great results. For teenagers we use rubberbands with Invisalign to correct the bite. For adults a common technique is cosmetic recontouring of the upper teeth and leaning them back, together with leaning crowded lower teeth forward. Other techniqes can be used in more severe cases.

Also consider the face. An overjet caused by the upper teeth sticking out is more easily corrrected than an overjet caused by a small lower jaw.

Good luck!

San Ramon Orthodontist

Some Overjet Can Be Fixed with Clear Aligners

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Sure overjet can be fixed with clear aligners depending on how much and other factors. Everyone is unique so really the best thing to do is to sit down with your orthodontist and select the right tools for your particular goals.

There are lots of different ways your orthodontist might be able to correct your overjet with Clear aligners:

  • Aligners can be used with rubber bands (elastics) to help correct overjet
  • You might need a small non-noticeable appliance (Carriere Distalizer) prior to Clear aligners to make space to move your teeth back
  • Your orthodontist might perform hybrid treatment with aligners and braces either during aligner therapy or after

Scott Frey, DDS
Allentown Orthodontist

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