Many people are aware of the fact that Invisalign can correct the position of your teeth to make the smile look straighter. However, what many people don’t know is just how effective it is at correcting misaligned bites as well. If your teeth do not come together properly and your jaw is uneven, it can actually lead to many debilitating conditions that you might not have been aware of previously, including TMJ disorder and tooth enamel erosion. With Invisalign clear aligners from Dr. Gary and Dr. Jeremy Goodman, you can fix your bite and stay proactive against dental problems later.
It’s bad enough that a poorly misaligned bite can lead to speech problems and an increased difficulty in showing off your smile to others. However, an uneven bite puts disproportionate amounts of force on different areas of your teeth and joints. The result is a large amount of strain and discomfort in your jaw joints, which connect the jaw to the skull. If you want to avoid TMJ disorder, a condition that causes headaches and chronic pain in the jaw joints, neck, upper back and shoulders, you’ll want to start thinking about fixing your bite.
Additionally, uneven bites lead to disproportional levels of enamel erosion throughout teeth. Overall, your risk for injury only goes up the longer you go without addressing these issues.
Each aligner in your Invisalign series is designed to shift teeth into a straighter and healthier position. While it is known for correcting gapped, tilted, rotated, or overcrowded teeth, it can also resolve most bite issues with relative ease. This includes:
If you’re in need of treatment that does not change your appearance dramatically like metal braces do, you’ll likely find clear aligners to be the most ideal. Goodman Dental Care performs a comprehensive evaluation to confirm if clear aligners are right for your case. Keep in mind that Invisalign is not for everyone and you will need to wear the aligners for at least 22 hours per day to achieve timely results. On average, treatment can take about 12 months to complete, which is still significantly less time than traditional methods. To get started on your treatment, give our practice a call today!