Cavalancia Orthodontics


May 10, 2022
Posted By: Jeffrey Cavalancia

Malocclusions (when a bite is misaligned) are one of the biggest reasons why adults seek orthodontic treatment. Crossbite is one type of malocclusion that any child or adult can get. But what is a crossbite? And how can adult patients fix their crossbite? At Cavalancia Orthodontics, our doctors and staff can help! If you’re an adult who is looking to fix a crossbite, learn how orthodontic treatment can help.

What Is A Crossbite?

A crossbite is a certain malocclusion where the front teeth and/or back teeth are misaligned. However, every patient differs from the other. A crossbite can make your upper teeth hidden behind your lower teeth or vice versa. If you suffer from crossbite, daily tasks like biting and smiling can be challenging. But there are modern treatments available like braces treatment to cure bite problems.

How To Fix A Crossbite In Adults

There are certain treatments that can fix a crossbite. It can include:

  • Braces- Getting braces is an effective solution for not only crossbites but all kinds of bite problems. Braces are used to apply pressure on the teeth and jaws to correct the positioning.
  • Invisalign/Aligners- If the crossbite is not severe, it can be treated with Invisalign rather than traditional braces. Invisalign (also known as clear aligners) is made with transparent plastic. It is an ideal treatment for those who don’t want to go for visible braces or aligners. With Invisalign or aligners, each tray is customized to your mouth as it gradually shifts the teeth and jawbone.
  • Jaw Realignment Surgery- Braces or aligners might not be enough to correct some crossbites. In cases of serious cases, orthodontists can perform jaw realignment surgery. This surgery can correct the position of the jaw.
  • Elastics- Elastics rubber bands are placed across teeth. Their purpose is to pressurize teeth to make proper space. This treatment is often used as a supportive treatment with braces or aligners.

Fix Your Crossbite Today At Cavalancia Orthodontics!

If you’re interested in receiving orthodontic treatment, contact Cavalancia Orthodontics! We offer comprehensive orthodontic services for all ages! Our expert doctors and staff can give you a customized treatment plan that works just for you and your needs. If you have any questions or concerns about getting started, please feel free to reach out to one of our Indiana or Johnstown, PA offices.

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