Invisalign for Crossbite

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If you have a crossbite, this misalignment of the upper and lower jaws can lead to pain, discomfort, and potential dental issues in the future. Traditionally, crossbites have been treated using conventional metal braces. Today, however, your crossbite could be corrected using discreet, comfortable, and efficient Invisalign clear aligners

At 172 NYC Dental, we are proud to have NYC’s top Invisalign provider as part of our multidisciplinary team. Dr. Sang (Ben) Ahn has specialized in Invisalign treatment for over 20 years and is now among the top 1% of all practitioners in the nation. Dr. Ahn will work to ensure your treatment is as comfortable and discreet as possible, morphing your crossbite into a beautiful, functioning, and harmonious smile. 

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What Is a Crossbite?

A crossbite is a type of malocclusion that occurs when the upper teeth sit inside or directly on top of the lower teeth after the mouth is closed. In a healthy smile, the upper teeth should rest somewhat in front of the lower teeth. The misalignment caused by a crossbite can cause some patients to experience toothaches, headaches, achy jaws, or even pain while biting or chewing.

A crossbite may be influenced by genetics. However, in many cases, unhealthy childhood habits are responsible for the development of a crossbite, such as thumb sucking, pacifier usage, and excessive mouth breathing. Crossbites may also be the result of delayed or abnormal tooth growth.

It is essential to treat your crossbite as soon as possible. Not only can this dental issue lead to daily discomfort, but it can also cause a wide range of other dental complications, including: 

  • Speech impediments.
  • Poor sleep quality.
  • Inability to bite or chew properly.
  • Deformed jawline.
  • TMJ joint disorder.
  • Excessive tooth wear.
  • Gum disease.
  • Odd-looking smile.
  • Low self-esteem.
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Invisalign for crossbite

Can Invisalign Fix a Crossbite?

Most types of crossbites qualify for treatment using Invisalign. During your smile assessment consultation, the team at 172 NYC Dental will show you how we can transform your smile with before and after images. Once we explain your treatment plan and you request to move forward, you will receive a customized set of clear aligners designed to fit your teeth with precision. 

Invisalign offers many advantages to patients who want to correct their crossbite. These advanced clear aligners are:

  • Customized.
  • Comfortable.
  • Discreet.
  • And convenient — easily removed for eating and cleaning.

How to Fix a Crossbite With Invisalign

During your initial appointments at 172 NYC Dental, our team will evaluate your smile, looking for all the signs of a crossbite. Once your condition is diagnosed, we take a 3D scan of your teeth to ensure Invisalign is the most suitable treatment option. 

Invisalign clear aligners are practically invisible. Each set is worn for about a week, after which we replace them with the next set of aligners. This process continues until your teeth shift into their newly corrected position. 

Completion time for Invisalign treatments varies from patient to patient based on the severity of the crossbite, meaning the number of trays created will be based on the total number of weeks you will need to wear the aligners. Minor crossbites may take only three months to correct. However, severe cases can take up to 18 months.

Contact 172 NYC Dental to Learn If Your Crossbite Can Be Treated With Invisalign

If you are struggling with the discomfort and embarrassment of a crossbite, we invite you to schedule your consultation at 172 NYC Dental. During your appointment, you will learn how Invisalign can correct your crossbite and transform your smile. We offer convenient scheduling options to work with your busy lifestyle. Contact us today for more information, or book your appointment online.

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What Our Patients Are Saying

With over 1000 reviews from all over the webwith an average rating of 4.9 we are proud to be in the Manhattan Dental Elite.
I had a wonderful experience with Dr. Nikitayev. Dr. Nikitayev was professional, gentile, and caring. He didn’t over-assess and provided possible options without imposing them. He explained every step of the process and I didn’t feel a thing (even without [...] Suh Eun Kim | google
Had to get an infected wisdom tooth extracted and some minor gum surgery. All I can say is if I could give him 10 stars I would. The procedure went smoothly. I didn’t even know he had already extracted my [...] Yolanda F | google
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“I have been a client for several years and this dental office has basically saved my mouth and left me great teeth!! Several gum and deep cleanings etc proven to give me confidence and I am thrilled with this dental [...] Deborah F | demandforce
” Dr. Ahn is amazing. I fractured a tooth and came in the same day as a new patient on an emergency basis as I was in terrible pain. The tooth was extracted and a bone graft put in place. [...] John D | yelp
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“Dr. Infraimov and entire staff of 209 NYC Dental are fantastic. From the ease of making appointments to the friendly and professional office ladies, to the caring and knowledge of the dental professionals, I cannot recommend this practice enough!” Kathleen | heathgrades
“I have been going to this practice for many years now. I have seen a few different dentists here and they are all terrific. The staff is helpful, friendly and on top of things. I highly recommend this office if [...] Lisa A. | yelp
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“Dr. Ben Ifraimov is the best. He has been our family dentist for the last decade or so. He is very professional, efficient, conservative in his treatments, and always listens to and time for his patients. Recently, I had a [...] Khristina N | yelp
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I’ve been going to 209 dental for years. I now live in long Island and still make the trip out for my appointments. Dr’s Ahn and Kafko are caring individuals. Best dental experience ever! Anna G | yelp
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“This is first dental practice I look forward to going to. The front desk staff, hygienist and dentists are some of the friendliest and best in Manhattan.” Erin | yelp
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“I’ve been seeing Dr. Ahn for my Invisalign and I’m very happy about the service at 209 NYC Dental and the result. Dr. Ahn is knowledgeable, detailed and patient.” Kana | yelp
“My surgeon recommended seeing Dr Ahn after I had an implant and I can not be happier with the quality of care that I have received not only from him but also from the staff at 209 Dental.” Jules W. | yelp
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