Your upper teeth are supposed to close down slightly over the outsides of your lower teeth. But in a crossbite,
one or more of your lower teeth overlap the front outer surface of your upper teeth. Crossbites
can occur in front or back teeth.
Crossbites are often due to a discrepancy in the jaw or tooth positioning or both.
If you don’t fix it
A crossbite in front teeth puts them at risk for chipping and gum recession. A crossbite in back teeth can cause uneven wear and damage.
How to correct
Reveal® Clear Aligners can be used to treat crossbites caused by tooth positioning. If the crossbite jaw positioning, your orthodontist may want to first correct the jaw alignment, using a Motion 3D appliance or another method, before finishing your treatment with Reveal® Clear Aligners.