Can invisalign fix a severe crossbite?

Yes, most types of crossbite can be treated with Invisalign.


can fix most cases of crossbite due to misaligned teeth. Crossbites caused by bone problems often require alternative treatments. You may be wondering if Invisalign can correct crossbite.

In many cases, Invisalign can be used to move improperly placed teeth in the right place and treat a crossbite. Invisalign cross-bite treatment can take 12 to 36 months, depending on several factors and your case. The length of time may vary due to the severity or complexity of your condition, compliance with treatment, and the orthodontist's experience. To make sure you don't delay the duration of your treatment, use your aligners for 22 hours a day and clean your aligners and teeth properly before putting them back on.

This is key to successful treatment. If you have an overbite, Invisalign can be an excellent tool to fix it. Overbites can be related to the size of the jaw and the position of the jaw Orthodontists usually correct these types of bites. We can program the aligners to move the teeth that protrude backwards.

If necessary, we can also use the accessories we talked about, as well as the Invisalign elastic bands to move the teeth to their correct places. This way, not only does your smile look amazing, but your bite is also healthy and stable. Invisalign is discreet and removable, so it can work for a variety of lifestyles and, in addition, offers impressive results when used correctly. These types of cross bites are often difficult to treat with Invisalign alone, so it will need to be combined with a Quad Helix expander.

This is why many adults with crossbites seek corrective treatment, and when examining their options, many choose Invisalign. Mild anterior crossbite can generally be treated with Invisalign aligners alone, but underbites are generally more complicated and may involve some additional braces, elastics, or even the extraction of permanent teeth. Invisalign's patented “Smartforce” accessories are often used to catalyze more complex dental movements. For example, if you are eating or have a brief social or business interaction, you can remove Invisalign from your mouth, which means you have no limitations on what you can eat and drink.

While consumers are more attracted to the near invisibility of clear aligners like Invisalign, there are other benefits. With technological improvements and the development of orthodontists' experience in using Invisalign, limitations are reduced all the time. If you're not motivated enough to overcome the pain of long-term payment, Invisalign may be TOO flexible an option for you. The only way to know for sure if braces or Invisalign will work best for you or your child is to see an orthodontist.

Although crossbite can vary significantly in appearance and severity, Invisalign is a reliable option to treat most cases. If you think you would have trouble integrating Invisalign into your daily routine, it might be worth considering wearing braces. The main reasons adults often prefer Invisalign over braces is that they are transparent and removable. In fact, Invisalign is almost as synonymous with clear aligners as is Jacuzzi for hot tubs or Crock-Pot for slow cookers.

A patient with porcelain veneers or crowns may not be able to use the accessories with Invisalign because they cannot adhere to the surface.