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will invisalign work for a crossbite?

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Dr. Peter Karsant
Dentistry 39 years experience
Maybe: Depends on how sever the cross bite is. I would get an opinion from an orthodontist. Braces can move teeth through bone and invisalign only tips and tilts.
Dr. Donald Rollofson
Dentistry 45 years experience
Some yes some no: Cross bites are caused by several underlying positions of teeth and bone so the answer is variable . Some cross bites are very very difficult to correct using any method of tooth movement so each patient should discuss their treatment with their orthodontist.
Dr. Arman Roksar
Prosthodontics 25 years experience
Yes: Invisalign can work to fix a crossbite. The process will take some time.
Dr. S. jay Bowman
Orthodontics 36 years experience
Depends on severity: Clear aligner treatment might correct a dental crossbite; however, it depends upon the severity and nature of that crossbite. Simple, single tooth crossbites are much different from those involving multiple teeth or narrow upper jaws. An appointment with an orthodontic specialist is the best way to determine if aligners will correct yours.
Dr. Gary Chapman
Orthodontics 35 years experience
Maybe: Cross bite vary in severity. Invisalign has had a long standing policy of not promoting cross bite correction. Aligners struggle somewhat with this type of correction. A pre-treatment with braces in the crossbite area can resolve the crossbite prior invisalign treatment.
Dr. Hilary Baskin
Orthodontics 28 years experience
It can: depends on the severity of the crossbite. I would contact an orthodontist and set up a free consultation
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Orthodontics 53 years experience
Dental v Skeletal: Dental crossbite correction, requiring tooth tipping for correction, may be achievable with clear aligners. Severe dental crossbones, and/or skeletal crossbones (where bones don't match) will require more sophisticated treatment. Clear aligners have many limitations, and are only about half as effective as fixed appliances. Please check with an Orthodontic Specialist.

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