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Can Clear Aligners Fix My Overbite?

December 14, 2022
Posted By: Dr. George Rivera

Clear aligners can fix mild orthodontic concerns, including overbites. George Rivera, DDS, uses Invisalign clear aligners to correct crooked and overlapping teeth. Straight teeth and an aligned bite can improve your oral health and confidence. Straight teeth make you less likely to have cavities, gum disease, and dental wear. 

Clear aligners can fix your teeth if you have an overbite, underbite, crossbite, overlapping teeth, or gaps in your smile. Dr. Rivera can evaluate your bite, assess your needs, and create a treatment plan that fits your lifestyle and orthodontic goals. Give us a call today to schedule your Invisalign consultation with our friendly team at George Rivera, DDS, in Oakbrook Terrace.

How Do Clear Aligners Work?

Clear aligners are a discreet way to align teeth without metal braces. To ensure your aligners fit, we take an impression of your mouth using 3-D imaging technology. We then create a personalized treatment plan based on your orthodontic needs and goals. 

Over time, the clear aligners gradually move teeth into the correct position, and patients wear them in a series. Each set in the series is slightly more snug than the previous one. Dentists recommend that patients wear clear aligners for 20–22 hours each day for optimal results. You can also remove them to eat, drink hot liquids, and clean your teeth. 

How Can I Clean My Clear Aligners?

It would be best if you cleaned Invisalign clear aligners before and after wearing them. Be sure to clean your aligners with a soft-bristled toothbrush and water or an Invisalign cleaning kit. Toothpaste is too abrasive and can scratch the aligners, so avoid using it. Remember to rinse your aligners with water any time you remove them or before you wear them again. 

When not wearing your aligners, please place them in a protective case so they don’t get damaged. Also, avoid placing your aligners in contact with heat––such as leaving them in a hot car or cleaning them with hot water––because they can warp in shape or break. 

Clear Aligners in Oakbrook Terrace Can Perfect Your Smile

Do you want straighter teeth and a more symmetrical smile? Invisalign clear aligners are removable and convenient, which is why they are so popular as a teeth-straightening solution. Clear aligners have helped numerous patients achieve a more aligned smile without the hassle of metal braces. Call your dentist in Oakbrook today to learn more about how clear aligners can help you! 

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