Is it bad to have an overbite?
If left untreated, an overbite could cause significant health complications.
These include irreparable damage to teeth from abnormal positioning and possible jaw pain including temporomandibular joint disorders (TMJ).
Tooth decay including cavities, gum disease, and worn tooth enamel.
Can you correct an overbite without braces?
Overbite Correction Using Invisalign
Invisalign is a non-invasive treatment alternative to braces that shifts teeth over time with transparent aligners. Invisalign is designed to straighten teeth but it can also be used to correct overbite without surgery.
How long does it take to correct an overbite?
Treatment of an overbite using braces can take anywhere from six months to two years. Invisalign is a way to properly align teeth by wearing a series of transparent appliances that fit over the upper and/or lower teeth.
Does an overbite need to be corrected?
An overbite is a type of malocclusion, or misalignment of the teeth. The overlap might even be so severe that the lower teeth touch the gums behind the upper teeth. Because the teeth aren’t lining up as they should, an overbite needs to be corrected.