Transforming Your Smile: How Braces Can Fix an Overbite

15 March 2024

A set of teeth that shows overbite.

Ever wonder if that slight overlap of your upper teeth over the lower ones is just a cosmetic concern, or something more? An overbite, a common dental issue, can impact both your oral health and appearance. Learn how overbites are corrected with Invisible Braces, and how Zenyum can help you achieve a better smile!

Can Braces Change Face Shape?

Considering braces but worried about a drastic change in your face? Relax! Braces primarily focus on aligning your teeth, not reshaping your jawbone. You might experience subtle changes around the lips and cheeks due to improved tooth positioning, but these are generally positive enhancements to your facial profile.

How to Fix An Overbite

Braces work wonders when it comes to correcting overbite. Here’s how:

Gradual Pressure

Gentle pressure is applied to gradually shift your teeth into their ideal positions.

Teeth Straightening with Braces

You have options! Traditional metal braces are the most common, while clear or ceramic braces offer a more discreet look. Achieve your desired smile with Zenyum Invisible Braces! Our clear aligners can correct your teeth alignment, with all the comfort.

Treatment Timeline

The treatment duration varies depending on the severity of your overbite. Mild cases take an average of 7 months, and more complex cases can last an average of 15 months. Your treating dentist will provide a more accurate estimate during your consultation.

Ready to learn more? Click here to learn about the different types of treatment options we have to transform your smile.

Before Braces: Assessing the Overbite

Taking the first step towards a straighter smile is really simple. Here’s what you can expect when you start your Smile Journey with Zenyum:

Smile Assessment

Have your smile assessed by trusted experts by taking a FREE Smile Assessment.


X-rays and 3D scans will create a detailed picture of your bite and jaw structure.

Treatment Plan

Your treating dentist will discuss the best approach, considering your specific needs and desired outcome.

During Braces Treatment

Getting braces isn’t scary! Here’s a breakdown:

Your Smile Journey Begins!

Once you give the green light on your treatment plan, and attend a fitting appointment at a partner clinic, you can start your smile transformation journey and correct the overbite.

Track your progress

During your Smile Journey, you can use the Zenyum app to keep track of your progress. This includes uploading teeth photos after switching your aligner sets, and help from Customer Care at the touch of a button on your Zenyum app.

Dental visits

You’ll also visit your treating dentist from time to time during your Smile Journey, to see how you’re progressing on your treatment.

After Braces: The Transformation

Brace yourself (pun intended) for a fantastic outcome!

Improved Bite

Yay, you won’t have an overbite anymore! Your teeth will be aligned to function optimally and you’ll look much better with a straighter smile.

Smile Stories

Hear from others who have successfully corrected their overbite with braces. Their experiences can be a source of motivation for you!

Maintaining your new smile

The journey doesn’t end after removing your braces. Retainers are crucial to prevent your teeth from shifting back. Consistent oral hygiene practices are essential too!

Beyond a beautiful smile, overbite correction offers long-term benefits like improved chewing efficiency and reduced risk of TMJ problems.

Taking the first step towards your new smile

Correcting your overbite can be life-changing, and with Invisible Braces, you can achieve a healthier, more confident smile. Start your FREE Smile Assessment and see your smile transform!

Ready to transform your smile?

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