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Mar 2022

Invisalign Full, Whitening & Bonding To Correct A Reverse Overjet (underbite)

Our case of the month for March 2022 is a true smile transformation in every sense of the word. In this case, we successfully corrected a complete reverse overjet or underbite using Invisalign Full. We then enhanced the overall aesthetics using a home whitening kit (Philips ZOOM) and bonding.

What Is A Reverse Overjet?

A reverse overjet or underbite is where the lower front teeth sit on the outside of the upper front teeth which is typically due to an underlying jaw position issue where the lower jaw sits too far forward in comparison to the upper jaw or the maxilla is too far back. The prevalence of this type of bite is quite low in the UK at around 5% and this type of skeletal relationship has the most genetic influence. For example, the distinctive Hasburg Jaw, was the likely cause of the Royal families inbreeding.

Can Reverse Overjet Be Treated With Invisalign?

This is a great question. Yes is the answer in many cases. The critical aspect in our case was that our patient was able to touch his front teeth edge to edge when prompted. If there is such a large space that only the back teeth meet or the jaw discrepancy is such that only allows a few teeth to meet, then orthognathic surgery may be required. This is a treatment where a Maxillofacial Surgeon and specialist orthodontist work together to correct such severe cases.

Invisalign Full would be needed for Class 3 reverse overjet cases. With our Invisalign Full cases, we offer unlimited aligners and unlimited refinements (over a 5 year period in case of relapse) which is essential for severe teeth crowding and bite issues.

Our Case Study - Full Underbite Correction

Initially, our client had a full reverse overjet or underbite which had been a major issue for him for many years. Ideally, this would have been treated whilst a teenager but the thought of surgery at this time was just too much to bear. Thankfully, technology has advanced and jaw surgery was not required.

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Just look at how the lower teeth sit over the upper teeth and hide the edges. This is actually quite a destructive bite which can cause significant tooth wear and damage over the years. This is called a limited envelope of function.

After Invisalign Full

In less than 12 months, we have corrected the underbite, improved the overall bite, whitened, improved the symmetry with bonding and can now move onto retainers. Treatment completed by Dr Nissit Patel.

How Much Does Invisalign Full Cost?

The fee for this was £3950 including all appointments, all refinements, both fixed and removable retainers and tooth whitening.

Book Your Appointment Today

If you have a reverse overjet and would like to improve your smile, aesthetics and function, we can help. Please contact us to arrange your appointment.


Jan 2022

Case of the Month November 2021 - Cosmetic Bonding

Our case of the month for November 2021 was a classic tooth bonding case involving severe tooth wear. Tooth wear is an increasing problem with grinding at night becoming an ever increasing problem coupled with acid in the diet. The combination of these two factors can lead to the softening and dissolving enamel leading to thin edges, chipping, fractures and exposure of the underlying dentine which can be very sensitive. The beauty of cosmetic bonding is that we can treat the wear, protect the teeth and impr… READ MORE
Dec 2021

Case of the Month October 2021- Invisalign, whitening and bonding

Our case of the month for October was a simple yet effective one involving three of our favourite techniques: Invisalign, tooth whitening and cosmetic bonding. Crowding of teeth is so common, we would probably say the majority of the population suffer some form of mis alignment of some sort. Luckily, modern day treatments mean that teeth straightening is actually a simply and pain free process. In our case, we used Invisalign Lite which is the 'middle of the road' version which typically takes less than 6 … READ MORE
Sep 2021

Invisalign Lite - A Guide To Treatment And Costs

Over the years, Invisalign has transformed drastically to embrace digital technology and improve their product which is by far and away the best on the market (our opinion having used all of the copycats!). There are now several Invisalign products available to dentists which brings us to Invisalign Lite. The Lite version is specifically for mild to moderate crowding with treatment time frames of around 6-8 months. Within the package, there are 14 initial aligners to correct the main crowding issues. After … READ MORE
Jun 2021

Case of the Month May 2021- ICON and cosmetic bonding

Our case of the month for May 2021 was a simple one involving ICON to treat a white spot and then cosmetic bonding to repair a small chip. Initially. we used Invisalign Express to treat some mild mis alignment. Putting teeth in the correct position will mean that that any future treatment will always look better especially bonding. The treatment in our case is completely non invasive. There is no need for any drilling, no needles of any sort and no pain! Furthermore, the cost is affordable compared to tradi… READ MORE