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Ideally, when you close your mouth, the outer cusps or edges of your upper teeth should all sit outside your lower teeth. When some of these outer edges bite inside the lower teeth, it is called a crossbite. A crossbite can affect one or both sides of the mouth.
A crossbite can cause teeth to wear down unevenly or to chip. You may also notice problems with gum recession or that notches develop in your teeth just above your gum line; an issue called abfraction. These notches are caused by excess pressure and friction on teeth and increase the risk of tooth decay. The damage caused by a crossbite can cause gum problems and may even lead to bone loss around your teeth.
In many cases, Invisalign aligners are useful in fixing certain types of crossbites. They can reposition teeth correctly, treating a crossbite with Invisalign.
Our best-in-class Invisalign dentists at Gentle Dental can discuss all Invisalign procedure benefits. For more information about why Invisalign is the best option to fix a crossbite in Queens, contact Gentle Dental at (718) 461-0100.