Invisalign offers many people a discreet way to achieve a straight smile. The clear aligners work by applying pressure to the teeth and slowly repositioning them to a more optimal placement.
However, you may have already learned that Invisalign is not an effective solution for all types of orthodontic issues. But does this include crossbites?
Keep on reading to find out the answer!
Crossbites are a type of malocclusion (tooth misalignment) where the upper teeth fit inside the lower teeth when the mouth is closed. Sometimes, this issue can affect the position of just one tooth, while other patients can find entire groups of teeth in this improper position.
Not only do crossbites affect the way your smile looks, leading to confidence issues, but they can also have an impact on your overall health. Improper tooth positions often make it harder for people to properly clean their teeth, and your ability to chew your food may also be impacted.
So fixing your crossbite isn’t just a cosmetic procedure. It helps keep your entire oral health balanced!
In many cases, yes, Invisalign is a very effective way to treat a crossbite. Clear aligners can reposition your teeth and reduce the appearance of the crossbite and restore your healthy bite.
However, to truly know whether Jackson Invisalign treatment is right for you, you will need to see a specialist for a consultation.
First, it’s essential to determine if the type of crossbite you have is caused by the improper position of your teeth or a skeletal issue. Invisalign has no effect on your jaw per se. It can only reposition the teeth.
As a result, with a skeletal crossbite, even if the position of the teeth changes, the crossbite itself may still be present at the end of the treatment. Skeletal bite issues often require surgery and traditional braces to correct.
Moreover, the severity of your malocclusion can also come into play. The fact is, Invisalign cannot apply the same amount of pressure on the teeth as traditional metal or even ceramic braces. For severe cases of crossbites, you may need to get braces to effectively reposition your teeth.
But the only way to know for sure if Invisalign can fix your crossbite is to stop by Jackson Family Dentistry for an orthodontic appointment.
Dr. Ben Heffter and Dr. Pako Major from Jackson Family Dentistry are here to help you find out if you are a good candidate for Invisalign. During a short assessment, you can unlock the best possible treatment to fix your crossbite and get the perfectly straight and healthy smile you deserve.
Ready to get started? Then book an Invisalign consultation at Jackson Family Dentistry online.
For more information, feel free to call us at (262) 677-3003.