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Invisalign Bite Alignment

How Invisalign Provides a More Functional Bite

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Our patients are often focused on the aesthetic benefits of Invisalign in White Settlement. However, this treatment can do much more than give you a more confident smile. It can also address most occlusion (bite) problems, thus helping you to achieve a mouth that functions better and is at a lower risk of long-term oral health issues.

Why Do I Need to Fix My Bite?

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An improperly aligned bite can lead to a number of significant problems, including:

  • Temporomandibular joint disorder (TMD). If misaligned teeth place excessive stress on your jaw joint, you may suffer from continuous jaw pain, headaches, and other serious symptoms.
  • Speech issues. Teeth play a pivotal role in helping you enunciate certain sounds. If the teeth are not properly aligned, you may struggle with communication difficulties.
  • Damage to your teeth. Occlusion problems can cause you to favor chewing on one side of your mouth, which may lead to excessive wear and tear on your enamel. Also, if your teeth do not fit together properly, they are more likely to suffer damage if you suffer a blow to the mouth. A misaligned bite may even lead to bruxism (habitual teeth grinding).

How Can Invisalign Help?

Invisalign from your orthodontist in White Settlement applies gentle pressure to the teeth to move them into their ideal positions over time. The clear, easy-to-use aligners can thereby correct gapped, rotated, or crooked teeth. In many cases, Invisalign, along with the appropriate attachments, is also able to address occlusion issues, including:


An overbite occurs when the upper teeth extend too far forward, which means the lower teeth may contact the roof of the mouth when you bite down.


When the lower teeth extend farther than the upper teeth, the condition is known as an underbite.


There are two types of crossbite. In a posterior crossbite, the upper back teeth rest inside the lower back teeth. In an anterior crossbite, the upper front teeth sit behind the lower front teeth.

Dental Midline

The dental midline is correct when the space between the two upper front teeth and two lower front teeth is symmetrical. An improper midline can cause painful bite issues.

Open Bite

An open bite, which may occur because of childhood habits like thumb sucking, occurs when the teeth do not contact one another when the mouth is at rest.

Is Invisalign Right for Me?

Invisalign is a viable option for the majority of orthodontic patients who have occlusion problems. After our team evaluates your mouth and analyzes the problems that plague your smile, we’ll make a treatment recommendation based on your unique circumstances. If Invisalign is right for you, we’ll get to work on designing your aligners so you can start the path to a healthier bite and more confident smile.

Do you have bite problems? Don’t let them endanger your long-term oral health and overall well-being. Contact us today to schedule your Invisalign consultation.

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