When it comes to aligning our teeth with orthodontic treatment, the techniques available in recent years have undergone a great leap forward, both qualitatively, becoming more effective, faster and more aesthetic, and quantitatively, greatly increasing the possibilities that orthodontists can offer their patients.
One of these techniques is Invisalign, possibly the best known of those focused on the correction of dental malpositions with the use of plastic aligners, whose recognition in the scientific community comes from the hand of several factors:
- It was the first system of its kind to be commercialised worldwide, in 1999.
- It is the first transparent orthodontic technique in terms of the number of patients treated, more than two million.
- It has invested more than $400 million in research, development and innovation, and holds numerous highly effective patents.
As a result, more and more cases are being addressed by professionals experienced in this technique using removable aligners, such as posterior crossbites which, in certain cases, can be solved only with the use of a removable aligner. Invisalign and others require auxiliary techniques such as buttons or intermaxillary elastics.
In any case, it is essential that the dentist clinical case manager initially determine the origin of the crossbite, which may be of greater or lesser severity, depending on the position of the teeth and the bones supporting them, which will determine the treatment possibilities.
Thus, in the case shown below, based on its planning in the computer programme Clincheck developed by Align Technology, we will see how we can resolve a posterior crossbite, which will make it easier for the patient to bite correctly at the end of the treatment.
Thus, in this post we see another of the countless advantages that plastic orthodontics offers to those patients, children and adults, who decide to improve the position of their teeth, achieving aesthetic results, but, above all, guaranteeing the correction of dental malpositions and those situations in which, due to an incorrect relationship of the teeth, habits can occur that damage the patient's health, as is the case of a crossbite.