Deep bites are poor upper and lower jaw placement when a mouth is closed. Before the Invisalign treatment starts, your dentist takes a 3D scan of your teeth to craft a customized impression. So, your teeth fall in the perfect alignment required for their well-being. Invisalign works well for bite correction, but the debate is about how well it works. Let’s find out:
Is Invisalign Better for Deep Bite Syndrome Than Braces?
Traditional braces can fix severe deep bites. However, Invisalign fixes mild to moderate overbites. They are hardly noticeable due to their clear look. Therefore, they are more popular among young adults. Some people add rubbers with them to increase their effectiveness. Invisalign also takes less time to fix deep bites than metal braces.
Fixing Overbite with Invisalign
The best feature of Invisalign is that they are lightweight and clear. Although it is visible, it looks more discreet than metal braces. Some even claim that they are more comfortable. At the start of your Invisalign treatment, your dentist will recommend you wear them for at least 20 hours a day.
These removable trays are changed every 7 or 14 days. Every new tray is customized according to the changing alignment of your teeth. Your orthodontist will gradually elevate the force applied to your teeth with every new set of trays. This increasing pressure will keep shifting your teeth in the correct position to correct your bite issues.
What Happens If Deep Bite is Not Corrected?
When you have a deep bite, and you leave it untreated. This will put more pressure on your front teeth. Such an improper bite causes wearing and tearing of the teeth. Some other deep bite problems include:
- Problem while chewing or biting down
- Breathing problems
- Painful biting
- Compromised speech ability
- Gum Issues
How Long Does Invisalign Take to Correct Deep Bite?
The duration of deep bite correction via Invisalign depends on the severity of your bite. However, 12-36 months is a mere estimation. In the case of mild deep bite, it can take as short as 6 months to fully adjust a bite, while severe cases can go up to 36 months.
Deep Bite Correction with Crowns
Deep Bite correction can be done using crowns on the behind teeth. Your dentist or orthodontist will also replace vacant spaces in your mouth due to missing teeth. So, the biting forces are shared evenly among the teeth.
In some cases, where the front teeth are chipped, dental crowns will be fixed for aesthetics. As the problem advances, a patient can feel pain with severe sensitivity with gum recession. The back teeth will be treated with root canals and crowns.
Modern dentistry has various ways of bite adjustment. An incorrect bite serves as a threat to your oral health. Contact Dr. Bar Nguyen at Adventure Orthodontics to experience the best-ever bite correction results with Invisalign.
Our orthodontist is passionate about exploring every new technique in the orthodontic industry. Call us at (281) 353-5556 to schedule an appointment.