Invisalign has been around since 1997 and a great way to resolve a number of malocclusions. If you’ve noticed that your top and bottom teeth don’t line up, rest assured Invisalign can help. Dr. Gladwell has prescribed Invisalign treatment plans to many patients in the same boat as you. Patients with crossbites who are ready for a healthier, more attractive smile.
It’s important to note that resolving a crossbite with Invisalign is more than just a cosmetic treatment. Left untreated, a crossbite can lead to problems with speech and pronunciation, uneven tooth wear and jaw growth, and TMJ. Invisalign can resolve these issues and prevent them from worsening.
Since Invisalign aligners are removable, you can take them out any time you eat, drink, brush, or floss. As long as you wear them for at least 22 hours per day, your teeth will slowly but surely move into their proper positions. Eventually, your top and bottom teeth will line up and you’ll love your new smile. While the severity of your malocclusion will dictate how long your treatment takes, it will likely be around 12 months.
Unlike traditional metal braces, Invisalign offers a discreet way to resolve a crossbite and other malocclusions. Its aligners are made of a clear plastic, which is comfortable and virtually invisible to the naked eye. This is great news if you lead a busy lifestyle and want everyone to know you’re undergoing orthodontic treatment.
After you complete your Invisalign treatment, you’ll need to wear a retainer to ensure your teeth remain in good shape. If you don’t, they may return to their normal positions and leave you with a crossbite once again. Our Garner, NC dentist friend Dr. Adam Moore has told as that more and more crossbite cases are coming into his office.
Contact Gladwell Orthodontics Today
If you’re interested in learning more about Invisalign treatment and how it can improve your situation, don’t hesitate to contact our office today! We can be reached at 919-453-6325.