With all its benefits, Invisalign is one of the most innovative treatment techniques for fixing crooked teeth. Not only do you avoid the metal brackets and wires, but you also get straight results faster than with traditional braces and can eat whatever foods you want during treatment. Yes, Invisalign is widely known to correct misaligned teeth. However, did you know that Invisalign can be used to treat bite problems as well?
Having a properly aligned bite is about much more than aesthetics. When your upper and lower teeth don’t line up, your teeth’s cusps can fit together in ways that are detrimental to your long-term oral health. A misaligned bite is inefficient for chewing, but it can also put excessive pressure on a small number of contact points, wearing down the enamel. Also, you may find yourself clenching or grinding your teeth, which also reduces your teeth’s strength. Over time, the worn teeth can crack, break, or become more vulnerable to painful infection, requiring advanced restorative dental work to fix.
Correcting a misaligned bite reduces the likelihood of these things happening, allowing you to keep your natural teeth strong for many years to come and your jaw pain free.
Invisalign’s revolutionary clear aligners apply gentle pressure to your teeth, steadily moving them into the desired alignment. This gradual progression can address many kinds of bite issues, including the following:
In each of these situations, Invisalign can help you reposition your teeth so that they meet in a healthy way, eliminating the ill effects of a misaligned bite.
Invisalign is an amazing, convenient way to address your bite issues, but it may not be for everyone. If your bite alignment problem is severe enough, then traditional braces may be the best option for you. The only way to know whether you qualify for Invisalign or not is to schedule a consultation with us. We’ll evaluate your teeth and bite and review your treatment options for the best possible results. So get on the path toward a straighter, healthier smile by contacting our office today!