Can Invisalign help with bite issues?

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EmilyTravels
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Can Invisalign help with bite issues?

#1 Post by EmilyTravels » Wed Jul 12, 2017 5:34 am

Hi ~~ I wrote an intro post in another sub-forum. In a nutshell, I fractured my jaw in a cycling accident this spring and had to have it wired together while it was healing. My Oral Surgeon has been saying all along that I would need ortho. treatment after I am done with his care. First he mentioned Invisalign, then he said I might be better off with standard brackets.

I'm wondering about this. My major issue is my bite still being a bit off (overbite and molars not matching up perfectly) as well as the centerlines of my upper and lower jaws not matching up (crossbite?) My teeth are slightly crooked but have been like this for years, and that doesn't bother me at age 56 as I am not seeking cosmetic perfection; I just want to be able to chew & function normally.

Are bite problems like mine something that Invisalign can correct?

I know that my ortho will be able to answer my questions, but I haven't been released from my oral surgeon yet to go to ortho so just wanted to get some idea ahead of time from those of you who have Invisalign.

Thanks! :D

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Re: Can Invisalign help with bite issues?

#2 Post by chinglnc » Wed Jul 12, 2017 11:25 am

I think it really depends on your Orthodontist's skill!

I read that for invisalign treatment, a lot of it is down to the Orthodontist's skills and experience, rather than the actual 'invisalign' tool.

If you could, speak to a few orthodontist to get a better idea of your treatment option.

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Re: Can Invisalign help with bite issues?

#3 Post by inkygirl » Mon Nov 20, 2017 9:00 am

As chinglnc says, I think it depends on your othondondist's skill. I'm getting my Invisalign treatment to correct a crossbite. I'm about 2/3 way through my treatment and so far, I'm super-happy with how everything's going. I'll post again when my treatment's finished with a final answer! :D

One reason I signed up for these message forums is because I had SO many questions in the beginning and found feedback from forum users super-helpful, so am trying to give back.

Good luck!

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Re: Can Invisalign help with bite issues?

#4 Post by EmilyTravels » Mon Nov 20, 2017 1:25 pm

I am the original poster. My orthodontist recommended self-ligating brackets for me instead of Invisalign, and I was fine with that. I have had my braces since late August, and even though I haven't had elastics yet, my bite has improved a bit. Elastics will make the biggest difference; however.
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Re: Can Invisalign help with bite issues?

#5 Post by DrJasonKTam » Tue Dec 12, 2017 6:26 am

I'm so happy to read a thread with other posters talking about the skill of the doctor. Invisalign is a technique, not a product, so the results that you're going to receive will differ depending on the office and team you choose. Love it!
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Re: Can Invisalign help with bite issues?

#6 Post by liner » Mon Jan 15, 2018 3:24 pm

I have a cross bite and in invisalign so apparently so.

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