An incorrect bite can impede proper chewing and eating, strain the teeth and jaw muscles, make dental hygiene difficult and give rise to teeth and gum problems, making a person self-conscious about their appearance. Invisalign is the orthodontic method able to fix misaligned teeth without metal brackets and wires.
The Problem Of Bite Misalignment
Some of the problems you could be experiencing if your bite does not line up correctly include:
• Difficulty chewing
• Problems maintaining good oral hygiene, which in turn could lead to an increase in cavities, decay, and gum disease
• Jaw discomfort or tenderness
• Excess strain on some of your teeth, which can lead to excess wear, erosion, and even fractures
A misaligned bite is often caused by genetics, but other issues can also lead to improper bite, some of which may have started in early childhood. For example, prolonged thumb sucking or drinking from a bottle may cause a bite to develop improperly. Other causes include trauma to the mouth or jaw, poorly fitting dental restorations, tooth loss that was not promptly treated, and even tumors in the mouth or jaw.
Treating A Misaligned Bite
Our office recommends the Invisalign system for our teen and adult patients who are having trouble with a misaligned bite. Invisalign is an option intended to replace traditional metal bracket braces and allows us to correct your bite and straighten your teeth comfortably and practically invisibly.
Treatment With Invisalign Is:
As you work on creating your straighter, more attractive smile, you can look forward to enjoying discreet care. Additionally, Invisalign’s trays can be taken out to eat, brush, and floss, letting you enjoy a normal diet and oral health regimen.
If you have been thinking about ways to correct your misaligned bite, Invisalign treatment might be your best option. Contact us today at 203-292-6644.