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So you’re interested in Invisalign but you curious to know, can those clear aligners really fix your overbite? The short answer, yes they can! Let’s dive a little deeper into Invisalign and the process we’ll use at Burke + Beckstrom Orthodontics to fix your overbite with clear aligner technology.

 

What is an overbite?

 

An overbite is caused when your upper front teeth overlap with your lower front teeth, causing a generous gap between the two. Most individuals have at least a small overbite prior to orthodontic correction.

 

What kinds of problems can an overbite cause?

 

If you suffer from a major overbite, you may actually have a deep bite. Deep bites can cause serious problems including excess teeth wear, jaw pain, amongst other things.

 

Can Invisalign fix an overbite?

 

Most certainly! Invisalign clear aligner technology can fix an overbite and even a deep bite. When you visit our office we’ll find what treatment type is best for your smile.

Learn more about Invisalign technology here: https://burkeandbeckstromortho.com/the-benefits-of-invisalign/

As we begin the new year many of us are also making our New Year’s resolutions. We think you should add some that will not only help your overall health but your smile too! Check out our five suggestions that will help your smile this year. 

 

1. Wear your retainer.

Wearing your retainer regularly may seem like a small thing to do but it will make some big differences for you if you’re consistent. Not only will you continue to have that beautiful smile that you love, but it will save you from having to get braces a second time! Making this a resolution will save you valuable time, and money.

 

2. Always wear a mouthguard.

Whether you’re a full-on athlete or just someone who plays occasional contact sports, wearing a mouthguard will help prevent serious injury. We want you to have a beautiful smile and still be able to play your favorite sports, that’s why we can even help you get aa custom-fitted mouthguard. Simply call or stop by our office to get one made for you or your child.

 

3. Stay away from harmful foods.

Staying away from super sticky foods or ones that might cause harm to your braces will prevent more visits to our office. You’ll feel better too because you’ll be eating healthier foods. As an extra bonus, if you have no broken brackets or Invisalign attachments, you’ll be entered to win $100 every month!

 

4. Floss every night.

It’s simple but the benefits can be huge! Flossing can be a difficult daily task, especially with braces, but the benefits are too plentiful. We’ll help you with this resolution, simply ask for some free floss threaders during your next visit to our office. 

 

5. Brush your teeth after every meal.

Bacteria tend to hang out where there is leftover food, so do your mouth a favor and brush after every meal! If you currently use Invisalign, you probably already use to this routine and we’ll bet that you’ve enjoyed the benefits. Make it a goal to keep those pearly whites pearly!

Did you know that there are seven common types of bite problems that occur in both children and adults? Most individuals are born with some type of bite that requires special orthodontic treatment. We’ve compiled a list of the top seven most common bite types that require treatment. Here they are!

 

1. Crossbite

 

A crossbite occurs when upper teeth fit inside of lower teeth. The cause of this type of bite can be a misalignment of teeth or of the bone. If not corrected this can often lead to jaw problems as well teeth being worn down quickly in the wrong places.

 

2. Crowding

 

Crowding occurs when there is not enough space for existing teeth. This can be a result of teeth that are too large or insufficient space in the jaw. If this is not corrected it can lead to frequent cavities as well as gum disease.

 

3. Deep bite

 

This type of bite occurs when the upper teeth cover the bottom teeth too much. If left untreated gum disease and early enamel wear may occur. 

 

4. Underbite

 

An underbite is when the lower jaw sits in front of the upper jaw. This can lead to irregular face shape as well as excessive tooth wear. 

 

5. Open bite

 

An open bite occurs when either front or back teeth do not touch with the opposing top/bottom teeth. This will leave a space that leads to swallowing problems as well as possible speech problems. 

 

6. Protrusion

A protrusion is also known as “buck” teeth. This is often caused by the upper jaw being too far forward. Teeth tend to grow at an angle. This makes teeth more prone to chipping and/or excessive wear.

 

7. Spacing

 

Spacing occurs when there is too much space between teeth. It can be a result of missing teeth, undersized teeth, or sometimes a combination of both.

 

If you’re ready to make your smile transformation, stop by our office for a free consultation and learn why Burke + Beckstrom Orthodontics is named Invisalign’s premier provider for St. George. Call us today at 435-673-3334

www.burkeandbeckstromortho.com

Invisalign is quickly becoming the preferred choice for oral correction. With its state of the art technology and ease of use, its no wonder that our patients are choosing Invisalign! If you have ever wondered why Invisalign is right for you or your teen, take a look at our infographic below, 5 benefits Invisalign has over traditional braces. Once you’re ready to see for yourself, stop by our office for a free consultation and learn why Burke + Beckstrom Orthodontics is named Invisalign’s premier provider for St. George. Call us today at 435-673-3334
www.burkeandbeckstromortho.com

 

Benefits of Invisalign Infographic