Will Teeth Grinding Ruin My Invisalign Aligners?

You are considering correcting your smile with Invisalign treatment in Wyomissing. However, you know that you tend to grind your teeth and you may be wondering if you can benefit from this treatment under these circumstances. 

Teeth grinding, or bruxism is an involuntary act that usually happens during the night, while the person is sleeping. This can have an impact on your teeth as it wears the enamel down making your teeth sensitive. 

So, what can you do about it?

Will Bruxism Affect Your Invisalign Trays?

Grinding your teeth can wear off the material the Invisalign trays are made of. Wearing a night guard is not an option as you have to wear your trays between 20 to 22 hours per day.

But this might not be a reason for concern as these trays will need to be changed anyway every few months, as the treatment progresses, and your teeth are slowly brought to the proper position.

If you grind your teeth while wearing Invisalign, you can always talk to your orthodontist in Wyomissing to find the best solution for you. And since the trays need to be changed, you will get new ones when they start to wear out. 

What Can I Do About It? 

There are many reasons why people clench and grind their teeth, and it can also happen during the day because of a stressful situation for example. 

But that does not mean you cannot have a proper treatment to improve the overall health of your teeth, no matter the treatment you would have to go through.

On the other hand, Invisalign can actually help your teeth if you grind them. The aligners will act as cushions for your teeth and the enamel will be protected while you grind and clench. 

Invisalign can also help with bruxism by readjusting your bite and muscles that are used to grind and clench can be taught to act differently during the treatment. 


While teeth grinding can affect your aligners, there are definitely more benefits to them than not. Talk to your dentist and take the opportunity to improve your oral aspect and health. Together you can find the best solution for your case so that you can enjoy a beautiful and healthy smile in the end. 

Want to Learn More? Contact Us! 

We are dedicated to helping people of all ages achieve their optimal oral health. We are also focused on building a community and we are welcoming every new patient with open arms. We trust that you will feel safe in our office. 

If you are interested in Invisalign or have any questions about how this treatment works, we here at Molly Hottenstein Orthodontics can help you. 

Get in touch with us by following the link here and let’s get to know each other.

Contact us now, we are eager to meet you! 

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