Normally, people who are undergoing orthodontic treatment are disgruntled about Halloween. All that delicious candy on the do-not-eat list for braces-wearers – at least, it’s forbidden if you want to avoid damaging your brackets and wires. Invisalign wearers, however, have nothing to fear when it comes to Halloween candy. This day of the year is just one more party they have the freedom to enjoy without restrictions.
If you regularly awake with a sore jaw or tension headaches, there is a good chance you are grinding or clenching your teeth at night, also known as TMJ disorder. Side effects from sleep bruxism can include eroded enamel, cracked teeth, and gum recession. Plus, your temporomandibular joint just hurts and facial muscles become sore. Jaw misalignment is a common cause of TMJ disorder. Invisalign and traditional metal braces can both be used to properly reposition the lower jaw in relation to the upper jaw, eliminating TMJ problems while giving you a gorgeous, aligned smile.