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Invisalign for Bite Alignment – Westport, CT

Creating Straighter Smiles with Clear Solutions

A young woman holds an Invisalign aligner in her hand that is designed to fix her overbite in Westport

Do you have a serious overbite? Tired of feeling embarrassed by your appearance? Want a solution that will give you the look you desire without having to shine a spotlight on your treatment? At Dental Center of Westport, our team of experts can deliver a solution that offers everything you want and more! With Invisalign, you can say goodbye to your misaligned bite and hello to a new and improved, more beautiful appearance. Using clear, plastic aligners, Invisalign can gently move your teeth in the right direction, aligning your smile and minimizing the potential for chronic jaw pain and excessive wear and tear on your tooth enamel. Contact our office today to learn more about Invisalign and whether you’re a qualified candidate.

Why Should I Fix My Bite?

A digital image of an overbite with the upper teeth protruding out and over the bottom teeth

If you’ve been living with a misaligned bite for years, you may be wondering why you should bother fixing it now? After all, you’ve lived with it this long, right? The problem is that the longer you wait to undergo treatment, the greater your risk for:

  • Thinning and worn-down enamel
  • Chronic jaw pain or temporomandibular joint disorder (TMD)
  • Speech difficulties

But these are not the only problems you can face. If you are self-conscious about your appearance, there’s a good chance your overbite, underbite, crossbite, or open bite is keeping you from enjoying the finer things in life. If you want to get back out there and spend quality time with family and friends, it’s time to seek treatment for your misaligned bite.

How Can Invisalign Correct My Bite?

A digital image of a clear Invisalign aligner

Invisalign is extremely versatile when it comes to treating orthodontic problems. No matter the type of bite you have, you can rest easy knowing these clear aligners will move your teeth in a way that produces life-changing results you can be proud of in the end.

Some of the most common bite issues Invisalign can fix include:

  • Overbite: Your top teeth protrude out further than your bottom teeth.
  • Underbite: Your bottom teeth push out further than your top teeth.
  • Crossbite: Your top and bottom teeth overlap when biting down, which can cause quicker wear and tear to your tooth enamel.
  • Open Bite: If your back teeth touch but your front teeth do not when closing your mouth, you have an open bite. This is commonly caused by overuse of a pacifier as a child or thumb-sucking.
  • Dental Midlines: Your jaw can be negatively impacted if your back bite does not properly align.

Is Invisalign Right for Me?

A woman with curly hair and wearing a blue sweater holds an Invisalign aligner in her right hand while smiling

If you want to know whether Invisalign is right for you, it’s time to schedule a consultation with Dr. Kogan or Dr. Romano. After evaluating your oral cavity and facial structure, they can determine if your case properly aligns with the goals of Invisalign. Certain situations will require traditional braces to achieve the kind of results you need, but Invisalign is versatile, making it an ideal option for individuals wanting a faster and more subtle method of treatment.

If you are recommended for Invisalign, you will need to wear your trays at least 20-22 hours a day to prevent possible delays. You’ll also be required to remove your aligners when eating, drinking, and cleaning them. Fortunately, these clear trays are custom-made to your smile, making them much more comfortable to wear than traditional braces.

As long as you maintain good oral hygiene and following the instructions provided to you by our team of experts, you can expect to be finished with treatment in 12-18 months (on average). While every patient is different, this timeframe will vary.