Our teeth are such an important part of our bodies, and they can affect many different aspects of our lives. Misaligned or crooked teeth can cause pain in the jaw, difficulty eating, and can also affect the teeth themselves as well as how durable they are and how they feel.
What is a Crossbite?
A crossbite is misalignment of teeth in which the top teeth rest inside or behind the bottom teeth. This can be the entire palette, one or two teeth, or sets of teeth here and there. This can cause pain in the jaw, pain in the facial muscles, wear and tear on the teeth, discomfort, and a lack of confidence.
How Can a Dentist Help Fix Crossbite Issues?
Dentists have a ton of different treatment options at their disposal. They can of course recommend braces, traditional or other, and they can help to correct crossbites to better align teeth and help to make bites as even as possible.
One of the best ways to fix crossbite issues is to use clear aligners. Invisalign is a type of clear aligner that gradually moves teeth millimeter by millimeter each month to gradually move them into the perfect positions. They are less stressful than traditional braces as well as less painful. They are virtually invisible, so you can wear them without having to worry about them being seen or people knowing that you have braces.
Your dentist can make sure that your teeth get straightened, that they are where they should be, and that you get the smile you want and need without having to worry about traditional braces. Your dentist can tell you if you are a candidate for Invisalign or if another braces option is better for you.
The American Association of Orthodontists suggests that you call your dentist or orthodontist at the first sign of problems. With children, according to Trapnell Orthodontics, a visit by age 7 is best to ensure that their teeth are growing properly.
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