20 May Can Invisalign correct a misaligned bite?
Invisalign is a convenient system for straightening the smile using clear, plastic trays instead of clunky metal brackets and wires to reposition the teeth. When this treatment method debuted, some patients were told that they could only take advantage of it if they had mild misalignments of the teeth without a malocclusion (“bad bite”). Now, the technology has improved, and Invisalign can help to correct a bad bite.
Overbites and underbites are common complaints from patients who want to improve their smiles, and your dentist can use Invisalign to resolve these issues in addition to re-aligning crooked teeth.
Even crossbites can respond to efforts to reposition them with Invisalign. In a jaw that is too small to accommodate all of the teeth, severe crowding can occur. This system may be able to improve the smiles of these patients as well. Ask for your dentist’s guidance on whether this treatment can help you achieve the specific outcomes you desire. [pullquote]Overbites and underbites are common complaints from patients who want to improve their smiles, and your dentist can use Invisalign to resolve these issues in addition to re-aligning crooked teeth.[/pullquote]
The conditions listed above are caused by different factors. For example, an overbite can develop when a patient’s upper jaw grows too quickly. In contrast, the upper jaw may be underdeveloped in a patient with an underbite. Your dentist will consider the specifics of your case when deciding on your Invisalign treatment plan.
In addition to detracting from your smile’s appearance, these malocclusions can have negative implications for your oral health and your general health as well. An incorrectly aligned bite may not be as effective at chewing and may impact your nutrition as a result. Certain abnormal patterns of jaw growth may also be detrimental to your gum tissue by putting too much pressure on it.
Patients who choose Invisalign gain a number of benefits in comparison to traditional braces. They can be removed at meal time and for the patient’s oral hygiene routine, so patients can sustain their normal activities when it comes to eating, brushing and flossing.
If you have a “bad bite,” contact Balcones Family Dental at 512-200-7422 to schedule an Invisalign consultation. This treatment system may be able to help you achieve your desired smile.