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By the time that most adults realize that they have a deep bite, which is when their upper teeth overlap their lower teeth, they are hesitant to get the alignment corrected, as they may not be interested in getting noticeable braces that may disrupt their physical appearance. Fortunately, Invisalign can help correct deep bite discretely. The differential growth of the jaws and the vertical facial growth of adults can be advantageous in these situations. Here are 3 tips to consider when using Invisalign to correct deep bites.
Target Mandibular Anterior Teeth
As facial and bone growth in adults is different than in developing teenagers, the technique used to correct deep bite should also be modified. Most orthodontists recommend using Invisalign to level mandibular anterior teeth rather than the maxillary incisors. Targeting the mandibular anterior teeth will correct misalignment without flattening the overall smile arc. You need to fully understand the procedure that your dentist is recommending and the teeth that they are targeting.
Use Attachments with Invisalign
Invisalign is highly praised for the fact that it can correct misalignment in a discrete manner. As a result, many patients are hesitant to add attachments to the Invisalign, as the attachments may be a bit more noticeable than the aligner itself. With that said, the best way to correct deep bite in adults is to encourage misaligned teeth to protrude out further. The best way to encourage this is to use attachments. The attachments apply pressure to the surface of the teeth and basically act as a grip. In conjunction with the Invisalign, the attachments will in a sense push some of the flattened teeth out in order to correct the arch.
Slow Down the Rate of the Correction
While you can achieve great results quickly with Invisalign, as bonding the upper and lower arch is unnecessary for this treatment, you should still speak with your dentist or orthodontist to determine whether slowing down the rate of the correction may lead to more permanent results. Keep in mind that your jaws and bones have stopped developing. You might need to be more gentle when correcting the deep bite to prevent any mishaps along the way.
If you're interested in correcting a deep bite discretely, speak to a dentist or an orthodontist about the possibility of using Invisalign. While the treatments and protocols involved will be slightly different for adults than young adults, Invisalign can still be a rather effective treatment option.
For more information, contact Perfect Smiles Orthodontics or a similar location.