Can Invisalign Correct My Bite Problems?

June 29, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — winningsmile @ 9:18 pm
Woman holding her Invisalign tray.

Invisalign has taken the world of modern dentistry by storm! Millions of patients have turned towards the clear aligners to straighten their crooked teeth—but did you know that Invisalign can also actively address certain bite problems? Keep reading to learn more from your dentist about how Invisalign is sometimes an effective and comfortable solution to certain bite problems.

How Does Invisalign Correct Bite Problems?

The main selling point of Invisalign is the discreetness that the trays offer; they are hardly noticeable when they’re being worn and treating your teeth! However, these aligners offer much more than subtlety; they’re also able to easily correct minor misalignment, crowding, and spacing issues inside of your mouth. Assuming that the treatment is successful (and the trays are worn for 22 hours every day), patients are left with a gorgeously straight new smile.

However, Invisalign can also address other problems including certain bite issues like overbites. Appliances such as the Invisalign Mandibular Advancement, as well as elastic bands, can be used to gradually shift the bottom teeth forward while moving the top ones back, helping to nullify the present overbite. Sometimes these methods can be applied for other bite problems including underbites, crossbites, open bites, and more.

It’s important to note that Invisalign isn’t capable of correcting all known bite issues; a consultation with your dentist is the only way to determine if the clear aligners are an effective option for your situation. There might also be prep work that needs to be done prior to you receiving your aligners. Nonetheless, once you have your custom-made trays, it becomes a matter of wearing them constantly in order for them to correct your bite problem.

Important Factors to Consider

As with any other type of treatment, there are certain factors that must be considered when looking into Invisalign for correcting bite issues:

  • The patient’s age – If the patient is 12 years old or younger, their jaws are still growing, and they are not a suitable candidate for Invisalign.
  • The severity of the problem – Invisalign is most effective at addressing mild and minor bite issues; severe cases can usually only be treated with traditional orthodontics.
  • How well the patient handles treatment – Patients who aren’t able to wear their Invisalign trays for 22 hours every day are unlikely to have success with their treatment.

If you’re concerned about your bite pattern and think Invisalign might be a suitable answer, speak with your dentist to see if you’re an eligible candidate. It’s a clever and discreet orthodontic solution that is capable of a lot, and you’ll be satisfied with how it’s able to transform your smile.

About the Practice

Winning Smile Dental Group proudly serves patients and families in the Evanston, IL area under the leadership of three skilled specialists: Dr. Polly Reese, Dr. Maura Parker, and Dr. Robert Baima. Together they combine several decades of experience and expertise to provide patients with an elite level of dental care. Their practice is pleased to offer a wide range of available services including Invisalign. If you have any questions about Invisalign or would like to schedule a visit, feel free to contact the practice online or over the phone: (847) 350-1697.

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