Can Clear Aligners Fix an Overbite? Yes – Get All the Details!

One common misconception about clear aligners like Reveal Clear Aligners is that they're only meant for treating minor orthodontic issues and cosmetic problems with your teeth, such as a slightly crooked smile.

But the reality is that modern clear aligner treatments are extremely versatile and effective. They can treat a wide variety of orthodontic issues, including bite problems like overbites. In this blog from Clermont Family Dentistry, we’ll discuss everything you need to know about treating overbites and other bite problems with clear aligner therapy.

Clear Aligners Can Correct Most Minor-To-Moderate Bite Problems

Clear aligners are a legitimate option for most bite problems. Just like braces, clear aligners can put pressure on your teeth and shift them into a healthier position. They can also help straighten out and correct the position of your jaws. Among bite problems, clear aligners can treat:

  • Underbite – An underbite happens when your lower teeth protrude too much due to your lower jaw sitting in front of your upper jaw. It can cause an unbalanced facial appearance and leads to more wear and strain on the facial muscles and joints.
  • Overbite – An overbite happens when the upper jaw protrudes too far over the lower jaw. An overbite can make your face look sunken and also raises your risk of gum disease and other oral health problems.
  • Crossbite – A crossbite happens when some of your upper teeth fit inside your lower teeth. Normally, the upper teeth should be in front of the lower teeth. Crossbites can make the smile look unappealing, and may also contribute to uneven enamel wear and other oral health problems.

Why Should I Choose Clear Aligners To Treat An Overbite?

You may be wondering if clear aligners are the right option for treating your overbite. And if you’re a good candidate for clear aligners, they're almost always the best choice.

Why? Because they have lots of unique benefits compared to braces. Clear aligners can be removed to eat, drink, brush, and floss. They're invisible when worn, and won’t affect your speech, either.

They don’t have any sharp metal components that may irritate your mouth. And clear aligners can often treat your bite issues in just 9-12 months, compared to a much longer typical treatment period for braces.

Clear Aligners May Not Be The Best Option For Severe Bite Issues

After reading about the benefits listed above, you may be wondering why anyone would choose traditional braces to treat an overbite or another bite problem. Well, the answer is simple. Braces are more powerful and versatile, and can be used to treat more severe bite problems compared to clear aligners.

Along with surgery and other orthodontic devices, braces can be used to treat even the biggest jaw and bite alignment problems. If you have really major issues with your bite, you may simply not qualify for treatment with clear aligners.

But for most people, clear aligners are a fantastic option for correcting an overbite, an underbite, misaligned teeth, and other minor-to-moderate orthodontic problems.

Interested In Clear Aligners In Clermont? Come To Our Office For A Consultation

If you’d like to learn more about clear aligners in Clermont, Dr. Mundi Buechele is always here to help. We offer orthodontic consultations at Clermont Family Dentistry. Dr. Buechele can examine your mouth, assess your bite and tooth alignment issues, and help you decide if clear aligners are right for you. Don’t wait. Contact us online or give us a call at (352) 242-1763, and take the first steps toward a straighter smile.

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