Hi I'm a 25 year old considering invisalign, My upper teeth currently slope down to the left side of my face. As a result of this my lower teeth are right of center when I bite down, and my jaw is misaligned. I've had braces from 16-18 and I believe the jaw misalignment was a result of that. Later I saw a dentist who told me that my jaw was misaligned due to a bad bite (and not due to jaw skeletal asymmetry). Would invisalign be effective? And be able to raise some of my upper teeth vertically?
Can Invisalign Help Correct a Bad Bite That is Causing Jaw Asymmetry?
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Invisalign can help!
Yes. Invisalign can be used for practically all orthodontic alignment issues. Often by changing
the position of teeth into a normal arch formation with proper leveling and aligning and
with symmetry from side to side, there will automatically be a shifting of the jaw into a more
normalized position. If however, there is an actually bony disfigurement that is causing the jaw
asymmetry, there may be a need for a surgical approach. That would be the difference between a dental problem or a skeletal problem or even a combination of both.