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Some online orthodontic companies make their treatment sound so easy. Perhaps you take a selfie and/or an impression of your teeth or get your teeth scanned. Next, you receive aligners in the mail and after so many months – straight teeth! Right? What else is there to think about?

Before you decide to proceed with a direct-to-consumer orthodontic company, the American Association of Orthodontists (AAO) believes there are a number of factors and questions you may want to consider.

75%

An estimated 50-75% of people could benefit from orthodontic treatment.

1/3

One out of three orthodontic patients are adults.

3.9M

An estimated 3.9 million children are orthodontic patients in the U.S.

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What is a Crossbite?

What is a Crossbite?

A crossbite is a type of malocclusion, or a misalignment of teeth, where upper teeth fit inside of lower teeth. This misalignment can affect a single tooth or groups of teeth.

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