Bite Alignment with Invisalign – Garland, TX
Correcting Your Misaligned Bite
You may already know that Invisalign is a discreet method that we offer here at Orbit Dental of Garland for straightening your teeth. Its clear alignment trays gently shift them into their ideal position all while allowing you to maintain your appearance and confidence throughout treatment. Revolutionary and innovative, Invisalign helps you achieve the perfectly straight teeth you’ve always wanted without metal brackets and wires.
But what if your bite doesn’t line up correctly? In other words, what if your upper and lower teeth aren’t aligned with each other properly? This problem, called malocclusion, can have more than just aesthetic consequences and can negatively impact your oral and overall health in the long term. The good news is that we can address bite alignment issues with Invisalign as well!
Why do I need to fix my bite?
The way your upper and lower teeth fit together matters—and not just for your looks. The alignment of your bite can either help or hinder your teeth’s functions, including speaking clearly and biting, chewing, and grinding your food efficiently. Also, problems with bite alignment can cause certain spots of your tooth enamel to wear down faster than others, potentially leading to chips, cracks, or fractures in the future. In addition, a misaligned bite can put excessive pressure on the muscles and joint that control your jaw. When things go wrong with this joint, called the temporomandibular joint (TMJ), you can experience jaw pain or chronic headaches. For all these reasons, it’s important to correct malocclusion to have optimal oral health.
What types of malocclusion can Invisalign fix?
For mild to moderate cases of malocclusion, Invisalign’s system can provide the gentle yet effective force to correct the problem. Instead of metal brackets and wires, Invisalign uses a series of clear alignment trays to progressively guide your teeth into the right place. Specifically, Invisalign can help with the following bite issues:
- Overbite—when the upper teeth are positioned too far in front of the lower teeth.
- Underbite—when the lower teeth are in front of the upper teeth.
- Crossbite—when the upper teeth sit inside the lower teeth.
Is Invisalign the right choice for me?
If you have issues with bite alignment, you could be a candidate for Invisalign. However, you’ll need to schedule a consultation with one of our experienced dentists to know whether you qualify for this treatment and whether Invisalign can provide the treatment you need to get a properly aligned bite. So give our Garland office a call! Your dream smile could be closer than you think!
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