Can Invisalign Fix a Crossbite?

If you are dealing with a crossbite, Smile Dental Boutique may be able to help. During a consultation, you can discover whether Invisalign is the appropriate course of action for you.

Invisalign is a very popular type of orthodontic treatment that can help fix several alignment issues both concerning teeth and the jaw. However, if you’ve been doing your research, then you already know Invisalign is not always able to help.

Keep reading to find out if you can treat your crossbite with Invisalign: 

How Does Invisalign Work for Crossbites?

Invisalign is actually a great type of treatment for many crossbite cases. Very broadly, Invisalign involves wearing a clear set of aligners that over time will move your teeth into their most optimal position.

However, Invisalign treatment can also include some types of attachments, such as buttons or elastics. This allows the trays to put proper pressure on your teeth and adjust your alignment which can also correct a crossbite and other mild cases of misalignment. 

Thanks to these attachments, Invisalign treatment is available for a lot more patients.

How Long Do You Have to Wear Invisalign to Treat a Crossbite?

The treatment timeline very much depends on the severity of your crossbite as well as other dental health issues you may have. 

Invisalign requires multiple custom-made trays that slowly improve the position of your teeth. You can expect to wear the trays for about a week on average, though it does depend on how well your teeth respond to the treatment. After one tray has served its purpose, you will start wearing a new one to complete your treatment. 

Why Use Invisalign to Treat a Crossbite

Invisalign offers a variety of compelling benefits:

  • Comfort - The clear trays are a lot more comfortable than traditional metal braces because Invisalign puts less pressure on the teeth;
  • Easy maintenance - With Invisalign, you will need to take out the aligners before eating and drinking anything, so you don’t have to worry about anything staining your trays. The aligners must be cleaned every night before bed;
  • Discretion - Because the aligners are clear, Invisalign is virtually an invisible orthodontic treatment. Even if you need attachments like buttons or elastics, Invisalign is still much more discreet than traditional metal braces;
  • Close supervision - Because you will need to keep changing your trays, it means your entire treatment will be kept under very close supervision to make sure you will get the results you want.

Interested in Invisalign? We Can Help

If you have a crossbite and are wondering if Invisalign is right for you, all you need is an appointment with Dr. Pegah Naji to find out.

To get started, simply book your appointment at Smile Dental Boutique online.

If you want to learn more about Invisalign or our other orthodontic options, feel free to call us at (949) 273-1900 today.

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