Did you know the alignment of your teeth is important for more than just a beautiful smile? Their positioning can also impact your bite. An unbalanced bite can make it difficult to perform simple oral tasks, like chewing. In some cases, it can lead to facial pain or dental complications. You can invest in a functional, beautiful smile without brackets and wires. Invisalign in Greenfield can improve your bite using a nearly invisible solution.
A poorly aligned bite can influence your life in several areas. If your upper and lower teeth don’t come together in harmony, it can impact your speech, create social anxieties, cause jaw pain, or harm your dental health. The uneven pressure on your teeth can lead to enamel erosion, increasing your risk of fractures. You also have a heightened risk of dental emergencies because you are more likely to suffer an injury if there’s trauma to your mouth or face.
Traditionally, brackets or wires are used to pull your teeth into position. While they are effective, they are also very noticeable. Thankfully, there’s another option. Invisalign uses clear aligners to move your teeth to correct a variety of bite concerns, including:
If the upper teeth extend too far over the lower ones, it’s called an overbite. If it’s not corrected, it can cause the lower teeth to bite into the roof of the mouth.
The lower teeth can extend over the upper arch. An underbite can make it difficult to bite, chew, and speak. Not to mention, enamel erosion and gum recession can also occur.
An unbalanced midline can lead to a disorder of the temporomandibular joint, which connects your lower jaw to your skull.
A crossbite occurs when the upper teeth sit inside the lower arch. This can cause excessive enamel erosion and improper jaw growth.
If the upper and lower teeth don’t overlap, it can make eating and speaking difficult. It’s often the result of a bad habit, like thumb sucking, but Invisalign can correct it.
If you’re ready to invest in a functional, beautiful smile using an alternative to metal braces, you might be a candidate for Invisalign. Your cosmetic dentist in Greenfield will assess your orthodontic needs to see if clear aligners are suitable for you. You’ll also need to follow your treatment plan, like wearing your aligners for at least 22 hours per day and switching to the next one in the series on time. During your treatment, you’ll need to commit to your oral hygiene at home and visit our office regularly.
You can invest in your quality of life and your dental health using the clear choice in orthodontics. Contact our office today to schedule your consultation for Invisalign. We look forward to improving your smile.