Bite Alignment with Invisalign – Torrance, CA
The Clear Way to Correct Bite Alignment
You likely already know that Invisalign can address your crooked and gapped teeth, but did you know that Invisalign can also readjust the way your upper and lower teeth line up together? Your bite alignment plays an important role in your long-term oral health. Our team at Blue Coastal Dental Group can use this modern treatment method to deliver aesthetically flawless results that will keep your teeth and jaw healthy for years to come.
Why should I correct my bite?
If your bite is misaligned, you can suffer from lower self-confidence, but what’s more, you can struggle to eat efficiently, wear down your teeth’s enamel more quickly in certain spots, and even have problems with speech. Also, you can experience pain in your temporomandibular joint (TMJ), which is located just in front of your ear on each side of your face. This complex joint is responsible for moving your jaw up and down, side to side, and back and forth. Bite misalignment can cause strain in the TMJ and its muscles and ligaments, making daily functions uncomfortable or difficult.
How can Invisalign help my bite?
Instead of using metal brackets and wires to force your teeth and bite into place, Invisalign uses a series of clear plastic aligner trays that progressively guide your teeth into the desired position. This system allows our team to correct the following bite issues:
- Overbite, which occurs when the upper teeth are positioned far over the lower teeth.
- Underbite, or lower teeth that appear in front of the upper teeth.
- Dental midline, which is an issue in how the back teeth fit together.
- Crossbite, when the upper teeth sit inside the lower teeth.
- Open bite, which happens when the upper and lower teeth don’t overlap.
By correcting these issues, you ensure that your teeth’s enamel doesn’t wear down unevenly or excessively, and you help prevent TMJ disorder.
Am I a good candidate for Invisalign?
Invisalign isn’t right for everyone. For example, if you are forgetful, you run the risk of misplacing your aligners and causing delays in your treatment. Also, to qualify for Invisalign, you need to commit to following our instructions. That means wearing the trays for 20 to 22 hours every day and keeping up healthy oral habits.
More importantly, if your bite issues are severe enough, traditional braces may be the most ideal treatment for you. The only way to know whether Invisalign can help you is to schedule a consultation with one of our dentists. They can evaluate your specific case and create a personalized treatment plan to help you achieve your ideal smile.
So if you’re interested in learning more about Invisalign or you want to get started with treatment, contact our Torrance office today! We look forward to helping you achieve a smile you’re proud of!