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Can Invisalign Help with Teeth Grinding?

When it comes to Invisalign, a lot of people see it as a purely cosmetic treatment. Sure, the clear aligners can help straighten your teeth and get a beautiful smile, but their functionality goes beyond just aesthetics. 

Invisalign can also help with bite alignments and the problems that come with them, such as jaw pain or even teeth grinding. 

So, to answer your question, yes Invisalign can help with teeth grinding. Here’s how. 

Why Misaligned Teeth Cause Teeth Grinding

If your teeth are not in their correct position, then that can put a lot of pressure on the biting surface of your teeth. This pressure will also cause your teeth to fit together in a more unnatural way, which can lead to teeth grinding, also known as bruxism. 

Of course, misalignment isn’t the only cause of bruxism. A lot of people tend to grind and clench their teeth at night or even during the day because of stress. Talk to your dentist to find the cause of your bruxism and see how you can address it. 

Bruxism will not only cause jaw pain, but it can also wear and tear your teeth, making you experience even more dental problems over time. That’s why it’s important to address this issue in time. 

How Invisalign Can Help with Bruxism

Invisalign are plastic aligners that are placed over your teeth to help them move into their correct position. You will get a new set of aligners periodically as your teeth start shifting. 

For the treatment to be effective, you will need to wear the aligners for at least 22 hours per day. You can take them off when you are eating, drinking coffee or other staining beverages, and when you are brushing your teeth. This means that you will have to wear the aligners at night too when most of the teeth grinding happens. In this case, the aligners will not only help move your teeth into their optimal position but also function as some sort of mouthguard and keep your teeth from grinding. 

Invisalign will not treat your bruxism but can help you address the issues that might cause you to grind your teeth and prevent you from grinding your teeth during the night. 

Do You Want a Beautiful, Healthy Smile? Smile Society Can Help You

At Smile Society, we know how important a healthy and beautiful smile is. That’s why we offer comprehensive dental services in a very warm and friendly environment. Whether you just need a routine check-up, cosmetic dentistry, or a root canal, we are here to help you and make you feel just at home in our West Windsor office. 

If you want to learn more about our services, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us. You can schedule your appointment online at a time that is convenient for you. 

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