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Common Bite Problems Invisalign Clear Aligners Can Address

April 23, 2021
Posted By: Dr. Helma Philips
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Do you want a straighter, more attractive smile without wearing braces? Those struggling with malocclusionsmisaligned teeth, or a “bad bite”can finally get the smile they have always wanted with Invisalign clear aligners. Invisalign has transformed millions of smiles across the globe, and people continuously rave about their results. 

What Is Invisalign?

Invisalign is leading-edge dental technology and an alternative to traditional metal braces. Invisalign clear aligners are clear, plastic dental trays that fit over your teeth and gradually move them into the desired position.

How Can Invisalign Help Me?

Invisalign clear aligners can comfortably and discreetly correct several bite problems, typically in 12 months or less. Invisalign can correct the following malocclusions:

  • Overcrowded teeth 
  • Overbites
  • Underbites
  • Crossbites 
  • Open bites 

Malocclusions can occur for different reasons, such as childhood habits like thumb sucking, or a person can have naturally narrow or wide jaws. If you live with misaligned or overcrowded teeth, our skilled and experienced dental team at Helma Philips, DDS can help you achieve a more uniform smile. 

Health and Social Benefits of Straight Teeth 

Neglecting your malocclusion can impact your smile’s beauty and function. When your bite is not aligned, it can be difficult to chew food or speak clearly. With Invisalign, you can finally enjoy a healthier, straighter smile that improves your self-confidence and enhances your appearance.

Here are five benefits associated with having straight teeth:

#1 Higher Self-Esteem 

When you have a smile you’re proud to share with the world, you feel more confident in yourself and your abilities. Increased self-confidence impacts nearly every aspect of your life, and it can lead to more ease and success in work, school, and social situations.

#2 Fewer Cavities

Crooked and overcrowded teeth are difficult to thoroughly brush and floss, and food particles that cause plaque can hide in hard-to-reach places in your smile. When your teeth are straight, there are fewer places for cavities to hide and develop, and your teeth are much easier to clean. 

#3 Clear Speech 

Crooked or misaligned teeth can cause speech impediments, such as lisps, which can impact your self-confidence, work performance, and other social experiences. 

#4 Better Digestion 

Malocclusions can affect chewing and digestion, and without properly chewing your food, you can experience stomach issues and malnutrition. When your teeth are straight, you can chew food more thoroughly and easily. 

#5 Feeling More Energized and Happy 

This may seem obvious, but when you’re happy with your smile, you tend to smile more. The more you smile, the more you stimulate your facial muscles, making you look and feel younger, more energized, and happier. Plus, the more you smile, the less stressed you feel! 
Invisalign in Midtown, NYC 

If you are ready to enjoy the benefits of a straight and radiant smile, please contact our Midtown dental office today. Our dental team can help you attain your best and brightest smile so you feel like you can face the world with more confidence than ever before! 

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