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Should I Chomp Down with Invisalign?
I just got my 2nd tray set. These are significantly tighter than my first set and have begun to alter my bite. I am having difficulty chewing food, as my front teeth touch, causing a gap between my molars. My question is this: should I be clenching my teeth in a proper bite to affect the movement of the upper teeth as a whole, or should I just relax my jaw and allow the teeth to be manipulated by the trays? Also, does clenching down and increasing the pressure make invisalign more effective?
Sorry your Dentist didnt give you proper instructions...
Shifting of bite during orthodontic braces is normal
Allow the trays to work.
The trays will do the work
Let invisalign work and stop clenching!
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