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Crossbite occurs when some of your teeth don’t align. With variations similar to both underbite and overbite, this improper bite can be more complicated to correct. Anterior crossbite is similar to underbite in that some of the top teeth sit inside, or behind, your bottom teeth. In a normal bite, the opposite is true. Similar to overbite, posterior crossbite features the opposite. Some upper teeth sit in front of the lower teeth. Regardless of the type of crossbite you suffer from, it is important to get your teeth checked by an experienced professional like Dr. Kenn Kakosian DDS. When untreated, crossbite can cause serious complications. We can help you align your smile with our elite Invisalign® treatment. Don’t waste another day with your health at risk. Commit to a beautiful, healthy smile today.

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Crossbite Development

Like other improper bites, crossbite can be genetic or caused by childhood habits. If someone in your family suffers from crossbite, then you are more likely to develop one yourself. As children, most people lose all their baby teeth before their permanent teeth develop to replace them. In some crossbite cases, permanent teeth grow in before the baby teeth fall out. This is called delayed or abnormal tooth eruption. It causes the misalignment of adult teeth in the jaw, which results in crossbite that endures into adulthood, well past the loss of baby teeth. In other cases, childhood thumb-sucking and mouth breathing habits can manifest as crossbite in adulthood. Like in overbite and underbite, thumb-sucking can deform the upper palate and cause tooth alignment issues. Mouth breathing as a child can also affect the development of the jaw. When you breathe through your nose with your mouth closed, your tongue rests naturally against the roof of your mouth. In young children, this aids the development of the upper jaw and palate. Excessive mouth breathing interferes with this development and can lead to a small upper jaw. No matter the source of your crossbite, Invisalign® can help.

Dangers of Untreated Crossbite

Left untreated, crossbite can seriously jeopardize your health. Choosing our Invisalign® treatment is more than a cosmetic decision. You can have a beautiful smile that also alleviates your pain. Crossbite is perhaps the most destructive of improper bites and requires expert care. Trust our Invisalign® process to fix your crossbite before it wreaks severe damage. Without the care of Dr. Kenn Kakosian DDS, your crossbite could cause any or all of the following:

  • Gum damage, like gingivitis
  • Teeth and cheek pain
  • Jaw, neck, shoulder, and back pain
  • Facial asymmetry
  • Jaw disorders, including temporomandibular joint dysfunction
  • Joint problems
  • Bone loss
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Crossbite Correction That Won’t Break the Bank

Here at Dr. Kenn Kakosian’s office, we understand dealing with your crossbite can be a daunting experience. We believe everyone is entitled to a beautiful, healthy smile, regardless of their financial status. That’s why we offer comprehensive Invisalign® treatment for any budget. With our Diamond Plus grade care ranks us among the elite top 1% of Invisalign® providers. Matched with our affordable, fixed prices, we are the favorite teeth alignment provider of NYC. Join our hundreds of satisfied patients and indulge in the smile you’ve always wanted. Take the first step in prioritizing your health and wellness. Say goodbye to the crossbite and hello to the magic of Invisalign®.

Schedule an Appointment With Dr. Kakosian Today

As a part of DentAlign NYC, we at Dr. Kenn Kakosian’s office are dedicated to providing you the best quality dental care. We care about your needs and want to work with you to create a specialized treatment plan to fix your crossbite. Please reach out and schedule an appointment today to see if you are a candidate for Invisalign® treatment. With more than 15 years of experience with successful Invisalign® treatments, we guarantee you’ll be satisfied with your care. Choose the most comfortable, discrete, and affordable crossbite solution. Choose Dr. Kenn Kakosian DDS.

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