Can Invisalign Fix an Overbite

Can Invisalign Fix an Overbite?

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Invisalign is a highly capable orthodontic system with many advantages. While most patients use Invisalign to correct crooked or gapped teeth, it also has more advanced applications.


When prescribed by a qualified orthodontist, Invisalign can correct mild to moderate dental bite issues, including overbite. This blog will describe why Invisalign is a great choice for orthodontic treatment and how the system can treat overbite.

Advantages of Invisalign


Teen and adult patients quickly tire of the extra attention that standard braces attract. Invisalign allows these patients to receive orthodontic treatment on their terms without the distraction of braces.


Invisalign trays are smooth to the touch and fit close to the teeth. They have no wires or sharp edges that can irritate tender oral tissues.

Faster Treatment

Braces may take up to three years, but Invisalign usually takes between 12 and 18 months to work.

Better Oral Health

Invisalign trays come out for cleaning, making it significantly easier to maintain your oral health. It can be a chore to clean around braces and may require extra tools. With Invisalign, you will have a lower chance of gum disease and tooth decay after your treatment ends.

No Food Restrictions

Removable aligners mean that patients can eat almost anything they like as long as they thoroughly clean their teeth and the aligners before replacing them.

How Invisalign Works

Invisalign is a highly advanced orthodontic system that uses medical-grade plastic trays to adjust tooth alignment over time. To design your aligners, the orthodontist first takes a series of digital impressions using a handheld intraoral camera. This data helps the orthodontist plan tooth movements.


When the aligners return from the dental lab, you will wear each for about one to two weeks. As you move through the series, you will notice that your smile becomes more even. After 12 to 18 months, you will have a brilliant new look.

What is an Overbite?

Overbite means that your upper teeth protrude past your lower teeth. Overbites can be largely cosmetic or, in extreme cases, can cause jaw pain, tooth decay, or gum disease.

Treating Overbites With Invisalign

Mild to moderate overbites can receive Invisalign treatment. Standard braces may be a better choice if the overbite is more severe.


Orthodontists often affix tooth-colored composite "buttons" to treat an overbite with Invisalign. These buttons hold elastic bands that connect the upper and lower teeth, encouraging the teeth and jaws toward the proper alignment. 

Frequently Asked Questions About Invisalign

Why should I see an orthodontist instead of a general dentist for Invisalign?

While many dentists receive training in Invisalign methods and techniques, orthodontists have years of specialty education in the science of moving teeth.

What makes someone a good candidate for Invisalign?

  • Patients who feel self-conscious about crooked teeth or overbites
  • Patients who can wear the aligners consistently for 22 hours a day
  • Patients who practice excellent oral hygiene

Call Las Cruces Orthodontics

If you have an overbite, you may believe that only traditional braces can fix it. We can show you how Invisalign can correct your mild to moderate bite issue. Please call our office at 575-640-3367 to schedule a consultation.