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Overjet 10mm. Can invisalign fix it?

Posted: Sat Feb 24, 2018 1:54 am
by Clare1
Hi,

I am new to the forum. I had invisalign about 8 years ago and unfortunately didn't realise the importance of wearing a retainer. Over the years since my teeth have shifted. At the time of my invisalign 8 years ago, it wasn't mentioned about my overjet and overbite. I didn't realise I had them. However, I have noticed that my teeth are getting worse and I am not sure if it's related but I seem to have a problem with chewing meat which has resulted in me having some choking episodes. I have an appointment with my dentist soon where they are going to talk about invisalign. I have tried to measure my overjet and I think it's about 10mm and by overbite covers all my bottom teeth. Do you think invisalign could help?

Re: Overjet 10mm. Can invisalign fix it?

Posted: Sat Feb 24, 2018 7:45 am
by DrJasonKTam
As a recurring theme with Invisalign or braces treatment, the idea isn't whether the product of braces or Invisalign can correct a malocclusion, but rather the doctor you work with can use these tools to help make a correction.

The best thing to do is visit an doctor to discuss your initial situation. There are more and more types of cases that doctors can address using Invisalign if the planning is correct. However, there are also initial situations where the jaws and teeth need more than simple tooth movement alone. Good luck!

Re: Overjet 10mm. Can invisalign fix it?

Posted: Tue Feb 27, 2018 4:07 am
by Clare1
Thank you for your response. I visited the dentist yesterday and advised that invisalign could help with overbite but not the overjet. I have an appointment with an orthodontist next week

Re: Overjet 10mm. Can invisalign fix it?

Posted: Thu Mar 01, 2018 6:31 am
by Clare1
The dentist did say that I would need an implant for a missing tooth at the bottom back before any brace treatment before invisalign.

Re: Overjet 10mm. Can invisalign fix it?

Posted: Wed May 02, 2018 7:53 am
by Murcatko
My overjet is 9mm and I was told by an orthodontist (top in the country with Invisalign) that Invisalign can treat almost any case and that it is a missinformation and common missunderstanding that it is only for minor cases. He estimated my treatment at 2 years (compared to 18 months with fixed ceramic braces), but in the end I decided for ceramics, because it is cheaper and in my opinion much less hassle than having something over my teeth all the time and not being able to eat with it :D

Re: Overjet 10mm. Can invisalign fix it?

Posted: Wed May 02, 2018 1:28 pm
by Clare1
I think every case is different. Unfortunately when I saw the consultant orthodontist at our hospital he advised, that in my case I would need surgery

Re: Overjet 10mm. Can invisalign fix it?

Posted: Fri May 04, 2018 3:24 pm
by Elainef28
I am currently in Damon braces
I had a overjet of 12.5 when I started and 14 weeks later
It’s down to an 8
I have to wear elastics also 24 hours a day I’ve seen huge changes.
I’ve still a year to go but what a massive difference.
In the end I paid privately as I had my hospital orthodontist wanting to break jaws etc, but seeing things change however little I’m glad I’ve gone down this road
I think jaw surgery would be very traumatic