Can I Bite Through Invisalign if I Grind My Teeth at Night?

Teeth grinding at night is pretty common. If you wake up every morning with sore teeth and jaws, you may be grinding your teeth. You may also experience muscle aches, headaches, TMJ discomfort, shoulder and neck stiffness, and ear pain.

There are a number of reasons you may grind your teeth at night. Stress, anxiety, caffeine, alcohol, and sleep disorders may all lead to teeth grinding. If you grind your teeth at night and are undergoing Invisalign treatment, you may be wondering whether you’ll be able to bite through Invisalign aligners.

This depends on how hard you bite. If you bite very hard, you may be able to bite through your aligners at night. Fortunately, you will likely adapt to your aligners and your urge to bite will subside over time.

Also, your aligners should be able to stand up to the pressure of biting. Since you only wear each set of aligners for a two week period, you won’t have a great deal of time to cause extensive damage to them through biting. As Raleigh Family Dentist office Wells Family Dental Group explains, it is better to address an issue early rather than letting it get worse.

If we find that your teeth are not moving properly due to biting, we may instruct you to bite on a plastic foam cylinder to ensure your teeth are fully engaged in the aligner and expedite your treatment. In the event your biting turns into a serious problem, Dr. Gladwell will work with you to come up with a solution.

Contact Gladwell Orthodontics

If you have further questions on Invisalign and teeth biting, do not hesitate to call our office today at 919-453-6325.