What is a Crossbite?

A Crossbite is an irregularity of how your teeth fit together. A crossbite can involve just one tooth or a group of teeth. If the teeth don’t fit together properly, you may have some dental concerns later on in life. Crossbites can be very damaging to the teeth and surrounding structures. They cause excessive wear of the teeth, lead to jaw joint discomfort (TMD) and cause periodontal problems because the overlapping and crowding do not allow proper cleaning.

Crossbite can appear in various forms:

  • A posterior crossbite is where the lower teeth are outside the upper teeth in the back of the mouth
  • An anterior crossbite is where an upper front tooth is on the inside of the lower teeth

It is best to repair a Crossbite as early as possible but it is never too late. The first step is to ask Phoenix, Arizona cosmetic dentists, Dr. LeSueur and Dr. Dodaro about your options. Crossbite can be repaired many ways. One of the newest and more popular ways is using the Invisalign system.

Invisalign is a series of clear, removable aligners that dentists use as an alternative to traditional metal braces. This series of aligners slowly move the teeth into the proper place. Unlike metal braces they are not cemented to your teeth so you can remove them for eating and brushing your teeth. Since they are clear, most people never know you have braces!

If you have any questions regarding Crossbite and Invisalign please do not hesitate to contact Phoenix, Arizona cosmetic dentists, Dr. LeSueur and Dr. Dodaro for a consultation at (480) 834-6991. For patients in the Mesa, Phoenix, Scottsdale, Tempe and other East Valley Cities in Arizona, we will fully answer your questions and help you achieve a healthy, beautiful smile.

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