Correct your crossbite with Invisalign® clear aligners
A crossbite will typically present itself as a child starts growing teeth, and you can expect it to be corrected as adult teeth emerge, but this is not always the case. With an ideal smile, your teeth will grow straight upward. But if you have a crossbite, your teeth will be tilted either towards the cheeks or the tongue, causing certain upper teeth to sit behind the lower teeth when your mouth is closed. This type of malocclusion is not simply an aesthetic issue but can cause significant dental issues as well.
Individuals in Knoxville, Tennessee, can visit Drs. Stephen Malone and Michael Costa, and the team at Knoxville Smiles at Malone & Costa Dentistry to treat crossbite with Invisalign® clear aligner treatment.
What is a crossbite?
A crossbite is a dental condition where some of your upper teeth rest inside or just above the top of your lower teeth when you close your mouth. In a properly aligned smile, you will notice that your upper teeth rest just in front of your lower teeth. Some symptoms of a crossbite can include:
- Regular toothaches
- Discomfort when chewing
- Jaw pain
How does Invisalign® work?
Invisalign® is a very popular and effective teeth straightening treatment that can fix various types of malocclusion, such as crossbites, underbites and overbites.
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It utilizes a series of clear plastic aligners crafted based on impressions of your teeth. You will wear a set of aligners for a fixed amount of time before moving on to the next one until you have successfully moved through the entire series. The aligners are comfortable and virtually invisible, so no one will be able to tell you’re undergoing orthodontic treatment. You can remove them when you need to eat or brush your teeth, which really sets them apart from traditional metal braces.
Invisalign® for crossbite near me in Knoxville, TN
If you suffer from crossbite and have been looking for a discreet treatment that is comfortable and will suit your busy lifestyle, Invisalign® may be just what you are looking for. To find out more about this treatment, please call Knoxville Smiles at Malone & Costa Dentistry at (865) 426-1776.
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