Crooked and misaligned teeth can impact the appearance of your smile, but their positioning can cause other complications as well. If your teeth aren’t properly aligned, it can impact your bite. When your upper and lower teeth don’t come together harmoniously, it can make it difficult to chew or speak. You may even develop oral health issues, like uneven enamel erosion or a disorder of your temporomandibular joint, which connects your jaw to your skull. You can correct both your bite and alignment concerns without brackets and wires. Invisalign in Green Hills can give you the beautiful, functional smile you deserve.
Why Do I Need to Fix My Bite?
It’s important for your oral functions and your quality of life for your upper and lower teeth to have balance when resting on one another. Issues with your bite can make it difficult to perform simple tasks like chewing. It’s also common for it to cause uneven pressure on your teeth. This can lead to premature erosion of your enamel, an increased risk of a broken or fractured tooth, and other oral injuries.
The uneven pressure can also place stress on your temporomandibular joint. This can lead to jaw pain, difficulty opening or closing your mouth, and a variety of other symptoms. It’s best to correct your bite issues to invest in a healthy, functional smile.
How Can Invisalign Help Me?
A series of clear custom-made aligners are worn over your teeth to gradually move them into position. This not only corrects gapped, overcrowded, or rotated teeth, but the aligners can also fix several bite problems, including:
The upper teeth extend too far over the lower teeth, which can make the bottom teeth bite into the roof of the mouth.
The lower teeth can rest over the upper teeth.
You can experience limited jaw functions when the back teeth don’t fit together properly, resulting in a TMJ disorder.
The upper and lower teeth may not overlap, which often results from a bad habit as a child, like tongue thrusting or thumb sucking.
Am I a Candidate for Invisalign?
If you want a less noticeable option to correct your bite and alignment concerns, Invisalign may be right for you. Your cosmetic dentist in Green Hills performs the comprehensive examination you need to see if you’re a candidate for clear aligners.
A digital impression system integrates with state-of-the-art software to map the movement of your teeth. The information is fabricated to a series of aligners. You’ll need to commit to wearing them over your teeth for at least 22 hours per day. You’ll also need to switch to the next one in the series after about 1 week. Depending on the complexity of your case, you can be finished with your aligners in about 12 months. Afterward, you’ll need a retainer to prevent your teeth from moving back into their previous positions.
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If you’re ready to enjoy the clear choice in orthodontics, contact our office today to schedule a consultation.