Bite Alignment and Invisalign – Boston, MA
Using Clear Aligners for a Better Bite
Invisalign in Boston is already an excellent option for straightening teeth, but that’s not all that our team at Kraft & Schrott Dental Associates might recommend it for. If you find that your lower jaw is just a little too far ahead or behind your upper jaw when you close your mouth, you’re likely suffering from a bite problem that could eventually lead to complications, such as worn down enamel or a disorder with your temporomandibular joint (which connects the lower jaw to the rest of the skull). With Invisalign, we can solve these issues without having to resort to unsightly metal braces. Call us today to schedule an Invisalign appointment.
Why Do I Need to Fix My Bite?
Bite problems often affect the appearance of your smile as well as your ability to talk. However, there are also health issues to consider. When the upper and lower jaw are misaligned, it puts an unusually amount of strain on the temporomandibular joints, or TMJs. Any issue with the TMjs is likely to result in a lot of pain that you’ll need to contend with on a daily basis. Furthermore, the alignment of the bite affects the way that the pressure on the teeth is distributed. If there’s an issue, some teeth might start to wear down faster than others thanks to the additional stress. At some point, a fracture or another type of dental injury could occur.
How Can Invisalign Help Me?
The clear aligners used during an Invisalign treatment will slowly push the teeth towards a more ideal position. This obviously helps correct issues with teeth that are crowded together, unevenly spaced, tilted, or rotated, but such corrections can also help you overcome specific bite issues. Depending on the severity of the problem, Invisalign can often be used to correct:
An overbite describes a situation where the upper teeth come down too far in front of the lower teeth when you close your mouth. Invisalign can adjust the teeth so that they line up properly.
As you might imagine, an underbite is the opposite of an underbite. In this case, it is the lower teeth that are too far in front of the upper teeth, and once again Invisalign can be used to realign them.
A mismatched or ill-fitting back bite can prevent the jaw from functioning properly, leading to a TMJ disorder. Using Invisalign can help you find relief.
Crossbite occurs when the upper teeth sit inside the lower teeth. Correcting this issue protects the enamel from excessive wear.
Having an open bite means that the upper and lower don’t touch even when your mouth is closed. Invisalign can sometimes be used to correct this issue depending on how severe it is.
Is Invisalign Right for Me?
If you’re a working adult who is worried about the impact braces might have on your professional image, you should consider Invisalign for your orthodontic needs. Our dental experts can perform a comprehensive examination of your mouth to determine whether or not the treatment is right for you.