My son (12) has a crossbite on one side, & the top & bottom centers are about 1/4" off. If not fixed, the ortho said this "could" cause jaw problems later. I'm hesitant to go with braces... Ortho dr. said if he puts in an expander to fix the crossbite it may or may not center the top & bottom. My son is special needs and doesn't brush well, I've tried everything, and so braces and his brushing issues make me cringe. I'd sort of like to try the expander to see if it works on the centering issue, and if so, braces wouldn't be needed. If I get him braces, does anyone have advice on the "Damon" type of braces? Any thoughts and advice is appreciated.