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Correct the Consequences of a Bad Bite with Invisalign

February 25, 2015

Orthodontic treatment has many benefits besides a prettier smile.

Correct the Consequences of a Bad Bite with InvisalignIf you have crooked teeth, you may be dealing with more problems than just a less than gorgeous smile. Misaligned teeth can also present many other problems, particularly when the misalignment affects your bite. Some examples could be an overbite or an underbite, or a misalignment of your molars. Fortunately, Invisalign orthodontics can help you achieve a better bite and prettier smile at the same time.

Three Consequences of a Bad Bite

  • Tooth Wear: When teeth are aligned properly, only the chewing surfaces contact one other. But with a bad bite, teeth don’t line up like they should. Increase enamel wear may result, especially individuals who also have night grinding behaviors. In the case of an overbite, tooth breakage is also a risk following trauma, as the upper front teeth may break off without lower front teeth close behind them for support.
  • Pain: A bad bite can cause tooth pain, jaw pain, and headaches due to jaw clenching.
  • Problems Chewing: An underbite or overbite can make it difficult to bite off pieces of food neatly (such as from a sandwich). This problem is just embarrassing, but misaligned molars can present a more serious problem. Misaligned molars can prevent proper chewing of food, which may result in problems with nutrition and/or digestion.

Orthodontics Can Help

The best way to get a comfortable, healthy bite is to visit an orthodontist for help. Your orthodontist will study x-rays of your mouth to identify the issues that are causing your misalignment and determine how this misalignment should be corrected. And of course, at the same time you’re correcting your bite you will also be improving the beauty of your smile.

Why Choose Invisalign

Invisalign can accomplish almost all the same tooth movements as traditional orthodontics, with some very important and beneficial differences. First of all, Invisalign aligner trays are clear. This makes them nearly invisible in the mouth, which is very helpful for individuals who may feel self-conscious about the prospect of wearing metal braces. Secondly, Invisalign aligner trays are removable, which makes it much easier to keep teeth clean during orthodontic treatment. Rather than having to eat with metal braces in place and then painstakingly clean around the wires and brackets afterwards, Invisalign users simply remove their trays, eat whatever they want, brush & floss, and replace their trays.

Ready to Learn More?

If you are ready to learn more about Invisalign orthodontics, please contact California Dental Group to schedule an initial consultation.