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Can Invisalign Fix Protruding Teeth?

If you are unhappy with how your front teeth look or your overbite is causing you discomfort, and you are searching the web for a solution, Invisalign® might be precisely what you have been looking for. These invisible and effective braces are an extremely popular option for many adults and teens searching for a non-invasive solution to their dental problems, including buck teeth. That is right — the answer to “can Invisalign® fix protruding teeth” is yes!

While Invisalign® can fix protruding teeth, it does depend on the severity of your condition and a few other factors. In this blog, we will look into the causes of protruding teeth, explain how Invisalign® works and in which situations it is an excellent choice. Read on to find out if Invisalign® can fix your protruding teeth and the details of the process.

What causes protruding teeth?

Upper protruding teeth, also known as buck teeth or an overbite, can be the result of a variety of factors. While non-nutritive sucking behaviours as a child, tongue thrusting and tumours are some, the two main causes for protruding teeth are:

  • Dental — This is when, for any of the reasons mentioned before or others, such as missing teeth or having an extra one, your teeth are in the wrong position. Dental causes are the result of actions, accidents and habits.
  • Skeletal — In this case, either the lower jaw is underdeveloped, or the upper jaw is overdeveloped, causing an overbite. Our jaw shape is genetic, meaning it is inherited from our parents and out of our control.

The reason why we mentioned these two main causes of protruding teeth is because, while both can be addressed with the use of Invisalign®, dental overbites are generally easier to correct.

How Invisalign® can fix protruding teeth

Whether you have a dental or skeletal-caused overbite, Invisalign® can be a great solution, as long as it is not a severe case. And now that we have established that you can probably use Invisalign® to correct your upper front teeth, let’s explore how Invisalign® can fix protruding teeth and what that process would look like at iSmile Studio. 

Starting by analysing your face and taking a 3D scan of your jaw, we work with the Invisalign® design software to create a simulated roadmap of the desired movements of your teeth. Once your tailor-made set of Invisalign® braces is ready, you will need to start wearing them at all times unless you’re eating or drinking. You’ll also need to change sets every one to two weeks. Each set of aligners works by gradually shifting your teeth towards the desired position, and the whole process typically takes between 12 and 18 months.

Why correcting protruding teeth with Invisalign® is a popular choice

There are many reasons why people choose Invisalign® over traditional orthodontic braces. The main one is, without doubt, the fact that Invisalign® aligners are clear and therefore barely noticeable when worn. Being able to smile freely and not worrying about unsightly metal braces has been a game-changer for teenagers and adults alike. 

The second main reason why Invisalign® aligners are popular for fixing buck teeth is that maintaining good oral health is easier with removable aligners. Your flossing and brushing routine doesn’t have to change, you don’t run the risk of having a neglected spot show up once you take your fixed metal braces off, and there won’t be any food accidentally getting trapped in your braces and ruining your smile.

Book a consultation with iSmile Studio to fix your protruding teeth with Invisalign®

If Invisalign® sounds like the solution you have been looking for, you can take steps today to start achieving your dream smile! The first step is to book a consultation with us, where we will look into your specific needs and requirements and explore all the options available to you. At iSmile Studio, we are committed to ensuring that your journey towards a confident smile is a safe, comfortable and informed one. Visit us today and find out if Invisalign® can fix your protruding teeth.