How Invisalign improves your bite

Invisalign not only discreetly straightens your teeth, but also treats bite issues improving the structure and evenness of your smile. Invisalign is made of a transparent fitted plastic that’s almost undetectable during treatment, but that’s not their only advantage.

So, how does Invisalign fix your bite, and better your dental health?

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Bite problems fixed by clear braces

A Deep bite

This sees your upper row of teeth sitting over your lower row of teeth when resting or biting down. This misalignment is known to lead to gum problems and wear and tear on your lower teeth. It can grind your lower teeth down and even push them backwards with constant pressure over time. A deep bite can also lead to joint discomfort because of the constant tension, often manifesting in neck and shoulder pain.

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An underbite

An underbite is when your lower jaw and lower teeth are further past your upper row of teeth and in extreme cases, it can seem that the jaw protrudes or juts outwards. In more severe cases, this can prevent the function of the upper front teeth and inhibit your bite or speech. You could also experience jaw pain because of the improper positioning of your lower jaw.

An open bite

This is when your back teeth meet when you close your mouth, but your front teeth don’t, leaving a gap. If it’s left without brace treatment, a speech impediment may form, encouraging the onset of temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJD). TMJD occurs when there’s something stops your jaw from working or resting properly, leading to pain and stiffness that can travel throughout the body.

A crossbite

This is when one row of teeth sits off-centre with the other, creating a skewed ‘cross’ between your jaws. A crossbite leaves your gums exposed, increasing your chances of developing gum disease. Notably, your jawbone becomes weak as well as a result of it being in an incorrect position.

Gapped teeth

This is an incredibly common problem that frequently leads our Loughborough patients to consider Invisalign braces. Gapped teeth expose your gums and sides of teeth, leading to a higher chance of plaque and bacteria build-up. Severe cases paired with improper dental hygiene can lead to cavities and gum disease.

Overly crowded teeth

These are another very common dental complaint that leads our patients in Loughborough to consider Invisalign. Overcrowded teeth create uneven surfaces in your mouth that are difficult to clean properly. These hard-to-reach places make great hideouts for plaque and bacteria, increasing your chances of developing cavities and decay.

Clear aligners and your dental health

Invisalign braces in Loughborough not only help to create a more uniform smile but also address bite issues that may affect your dental health.

Conditions easily treated by Invisalign such as; exposed areas of gum, tooth walls, and constant pressure on your teeth and jaw joints can all lead to mandatory dental or orthodontic treatment. Invisalign treats your concerns whilst straightening your teeth in order for their alignment to not affect your dental health in both the present and future.

Contact Us

If you’d like to find out more about Invisalign in Loughborough, or alternative adult brace treatments, contact our team at Loughborough Orthodontics and we’ll book your consultation on 01509 261006.

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