Crossbite Treatment with Spark Aligners*

A crossbite is when your upper and lower teeth do not match up to close down into the correct bite.1  In a posterior crossbite, your back upper teeth sit inside the arch of your back lower teeth. In an anterior crossbite, one or more of your top front teeth sit behind the bottom front teeth. A crossbite can affect a single tooth or groups of teeth.1

Spark Aligners for crossbite

Causes of Crossbite

Crossbite issues may be caused by genetics, abnormal eruption of permanent teeth, delayed loss of baby teeth, or habits like thumbsucking or tongue thrusting.1

Side Effects of Crossbites

If you’re suffering from a crossbite, treatment is advised, as the condition can result in lopsided jaw growth, damaging enamel wear in certain areas, and your jaw shifting excessively to one side during eating and talking.1  

How to Fix a Crossbite

Crossbite treatment usually involves making the upper jaw wider, and may be a multi-step process that requires the use of various orthodontic appliances. Spark Aligners can be used in a treatment plan involving other orthodontic appliances, and offer unique built-in features to more efficiently correct your crossbite when used alone.


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