Crossbite Correction with Braces & Invisalign
What is crossbite?
In a normal bite, your teeth come together and meet with the upper teeth resting slightly in front of the bottom teeth. When the teeth do not come together correctly, it is known as a malocclusion or a “bad bite.” Common bad bites include overbite, where the upper teeth protrude over the bottom teeth, and underbite, where the bottom teeth protrude past the upper teeth. Another type of malocclusion called crossbite is characterized by one or more of the upper teeth misaligning with the bottom teeth. This uncomfortable condition can be corrected by visiting one of our experienced orthodontists at Diamond Braces, who can offer a number of crossbite treatments, including Invisalign for crossbite.
What causes a crossbite?
Often, crossbite is hereditary and passed down from your parents. In other cases, the following non-genetic factors can cause or speed up the development of crossbite:
- Mouth breathing
- Abnormal tooth growth
- Delayed growth of teeth
- Thumb sucking
What are the signs of crossbite?
If you suffer from any of the following signs of crossbite, it is important to visit an experienced orthodontist at Diamond Braces, who can help you correct the problem:
- Swollen or aching jaw
- Pain during chewing or biting
How is crossbite diagnosed?
At the first signs of crossbite, visit Diamond Braces for an exam and accurate diagnosis from our experienced team of orthodontists. During a short office visit, we can evaluate your teeth and check for signs of crossbite. If you are diagnosed with crossbite or other dental issues, we will go through the various options for correcting your smile with you and your family. There is a solution that works for everyone and at Diamond Braces we offer numerous approaches, so you can decide what method of crossbite correction works best for you.
Can crossbite lead to other complications?
Crossbite can be uncomfortable to deal with day-to-day, but it can also lead to a variety of other problems if it is left untreated. Some of these complications may include:
- Poor self-esteem
- Deformed jawline
- Speech impediments
- Inability to chew or bite properly
- Temporomandibular joint dysfunction (TMJ)
- Poor sleep quality
What are some crossbite treatment options?
At Diamond Braces, we offer a wide range of orthodontic treatment options for correcting crossbite. Some of the options that might be recommended for your orthodontic treatment include:
- Invisalign for crossbite
- Braces for crossbite, including metal braces, ceramic braces, and Incognito lingual braces
- Retainers for crossbite
If you are experiencing symptoms of crossbite, contact us at Diamond Braces today. We’ll work with you and your family to correct your crossbite and get you back to smiling. Call 201.308.8181 to learn more or fill out the form on this page to schedule an appointment now.