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Invisalign for Crossbite

Crossbite Invisalign - Is it Right for You?

A crossbite is a misalignment of the upper and lower jaw. Having a crossbite may cause pain and discomfort, but it can cause even more serious dental issues in the future like gum problems. In the past, the only way to treat a crossbite was to use traditional metal braces. However, with Invisalign, you can start correcting your crossbite in a discreet, comfortable and efficient way. Before you call 209 NYC Dental for an Invisalign treatment consultation, here are some important points to note regarding this condition and how we can help you treat it.

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Written by: Dr. Benjamin Ahn

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What Is a Crossbite?

A crossbite is a dental issue that occurs when some of your upper teeth sit inside or directly on top of your lower teeth after you close your mouth. Your upper teeth should rest just slightly in front of your lower teeth.

Some of the signs of a crossbite include:  

What Causes a Crossbite?

For many people, crossbite is influenced by genetics — you could have inherited the condition from your parents. In other cases, unhealthy childhood habits may be responsible for the development of a crossbite. These habits include thumb sucking, breathing through the mouth and extensive use of pacifiers beyond the age of three. Other factors that can cause a crossbite are delayed tooth growth or abnormal tooth growth.

Why Should You Fix a Crossbite?

It is important to treat a crossbite as soon as possible. In addition to the daily discomfort you feel, it can also cause a range of other dental issues if it is not treated early. Some of the complications that can arise include:

Why Should You Fix a Crossbite?

  • Poor quality of sleep
  • Inability to bite or chew properly
  • Plaque buildup
  • Speech impediments
  • Deformed jawline
  • An odd-looking smile
  • Low self-esteem
  • TMJ joint disorder
  • Teeth wearing out faster than normal
  • Gum disease that leads to bone loss

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How Can a Dentist Fix a Crossbite with Invisalign?

If you have a crossbite issue, you should contact 209 NYC Dental for a consultation to see if Invisalign will correct your crossbite. At our ultra-modern dental facility, you will be examined by our Diamond Plus Invisalign provider, Dr. Ben Ahn. He leads the team that carries out dental examinations and scans with our 3D imaging scanner.

During your visit, we will evaluate your smile and look for all signs of a crossbite. If your condition is diagnosed as a crossbite, we will recommend the most suitable treatment option.

Does Invisalign Work for a Crossbite?

Yes, most types of crossbite can be treated with Invisalign. During a smile assessment consultation, we will show you how it can transform your smile using before and after images. After you agree on a treatment plan, you will receive a customized set of aligners created to fit your teeth with precision.

These aligners are virtually invisible. Each set is worn for five to seven days, and after that, we will replace them with the next set of aligners that will keep moving your teeth into their correct position.

How Long Does Invisalign Take for a Crossbite?

The completion time for Invisalign treatment depends on the severity of the crossbite. Once the 3D images of your teeth have been developed, you will need to wait for the aligners to be created. 

You will wear each set for one week. The number of trays created will determine the total number of weeks you will have to wear clear aligners. 

While a minor crossbite may take only three months to correct, severe cases may last for up to 18 months.

Benefits of Using Invisalign for a Crossbite

Invisalign has changed the way we treat crossbite. Here are some of the reasons that it is better to choose Invisalign instead of traditional metal braces:

Benefits over traditional braces


Invisalign clear braces are painless. They cause only gentle pressure that will move your jaw and teeth into their correct position. You will not have to contend with metal plates, wires and elastics.


Invisalign clear aligners are not noticeable. You will not be embarrassed each time you smile because people will not know that you are wearing clear aligners.

Ease of cleaning

You can remove the aligners any time you want to clean your teeth or eat. You will not have to struggle to remove food particles from metal wires and braces.

Enhanced self-confidence:

Correcting your crossbite will enhance the appearance of your smile, which will give you better self-esteem and confidence any time you need to smile in public or take pictures.

Custom fit

The clear aligners will be custom made to fit the 3D image of your teeth and gradually transform your smile to the desired alignment.

Meet Dr. Ahn, Diamond Plus Invisalign Provider

Dr. Ben Ahn is a Diamond Plus Provider of Invisalign. He has been awarded the VIP Diamond Plus Invisalign award, and he is one of the top Invisalign experts in the United States. Dr. Ahn leads the Invisalign team who treat malocclusions at 209 NYC Dental. He provides orthodontic treatment plans and services that are attainable and approved by Invisalign.

Dr. Ben Ahn is a dedicated member of the American Dental Association (ADA) and other dental associations within and outside the United States. He is constantly exploring new and efficient methods for treating various dental issues, including crossbite, overbite, open bite and overcrowding.

Over the past 15 years, Dr. Ahn has used Invisalign technology to treat a wide range of malocclusions. In addition to providing treatment for adults, he also provides Invisalign Teen and Invisalign Express treatment options.

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Call Now for Your Crossbite Invisalign Consultation

Call 209 NYC Dental to book your consultation appointment, or reach out online for scheduling. Consultations are $50 and if you proceed with treatment, we will apply $50 towards your Invisalign treatment.

We will give you all the information you need about Invisalign and how it can help you correct your crossbite. During your consultation, we will carefully assess your smile. 209 NYC Dental is conveniently located in Midtown Manhattan and open 7 days a week, providing our patients with additional flexibility when scheduling.

With over 20 years of experience, we have expanded into a multi-specialty practice with the ability to aid you with any dental issue, all in one location.

When you visit our dental facility, we will use our 3D imaging scanner to make images of your teeth, which will be used to prescribe the most appropriate treatment plan. We will also give you details about the cost and duration of treatment. Get in touch now.

About Dr. Benjamin Ahn

Meet Dr. Benjamin Ahn, a top-rated general, and cosmetic dentist and one of the best Invisalign dentist practicing at 209 NYC Dental, a multi-specialty dental practice in Midtown East Manhattan.


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