Can Invisalign Fix a Crossbite?

Invisalign has made it possible to get orthodontic treatment without having to wear bulky and awkward metal braces. So, if you are considering McFarland Invisalign treatment to fix your smile, you may be wondering if it can help with your specific issue.

So, can you get Invisalign to treat a crossbite?

Here's what you need to know.

What Is a Crossbite?

Close your mouth and smile, revealing your teeth. Are your upper teeth sitting inside of your lower teeth? Then you may have a crossbite.

A crossbite is a type of misalignment where the upper and lower teeth don't align properly, but the upper ones sit on the inside of the lower ones. A crossbite can affect just one tooth, several teeth, or an entire set of teeth. Moreover, crossbites come in two types - anterior and posterior.

Anterior is a type of crossbite that affects the front teeth while the posterior one affects the back teeth.

Why You Need to Correct a Crossbite

A crossbite doesn't create direct pain, but it can lead to several problems that in time can create pain and discomfort. For example, a crossbite puts a lot of pressure on your jaw and if left untreated it might lead to TMJ disorders. Moreover, because the teeth are misaligned and probably crowded too, they are more difficult to clean, which can lead to decay.

A crossbite can also wear down your teeth at a faster pace and lead to other dental problems.

Can Invisalign Fix My Crossbite?

If you have a crossbite and would like to correct it with the help of Invisalign, then you should schedule an appointment with your dentist to determine if you are a good candidate for this type of orthodontic treatment.

In most cases, Invisalign can treat a crossbite. The clear aligners put pressure on your teeth, forcing them to move back into their natural position. But, unlike braces, the trays are transparent, which makes for a more subtle and comfortable treatment.

The dentist will take images of your teeth with a 3D camera and use them to create the treatment plan and design the aligners.

You will have to visit your dentist about every six weeks so they can check up on your progress and give you a new set of aligners.

You can take the aligners off when you are eating, drinking staining beverages, like coffee or wine, or when you are brushing your teeth.

Do You Need Orthodontic Treatment? Call Us!

Are you looking for a team of professionals who will offer personalized treatment? At Lakeview Modern Dentistry, we understand that each patient is different and that their problems are unique, so we will make sure that they will receive the exact type of treatment they need.

We also offer a wide range of services from preventive and restorative dentistry as well as implants and dentures.

Get in touch with us now to book your appointment.

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