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Bite off with Only 5 Weeks of Invisalign Treatment Left

I have 5 weeks (of a 20 week period) left on my Invisilign to correct two slightly protruding teeth (one upper, one lower). However, when I remove my trays, my bite is off so much that it causes a dull ache in both sides of my lower jaw. My orthodontist tells me it may be something I have to learn to live with. I did not have the problem before the Invisilign. Is this something that can be corrected with additional trays after the final impressions for my retainer are made?

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Teeth "settle" after orthodontic treatment

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It is not unusual for the bite to feel different after orthodontics (wires or trays) and normally the bite "settles" over time.  Some teeth shift and some wear into function. 

If after a certain amount of time determined by your dentist/orthodontist, a bite adjustment/refinement/equilibration can be done.

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