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correcting a crossbite

A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. David May
Dr. David May answered
30 years experience Dentistry
Braces: It can be accomplished with either fixed or removable orthodontics. If you are in a hurry some cross bites can also be accomplished with crowns bridg ... Read More
Dr. Jeffrey Goldstein
33 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
Orthodontics : Braces or invisalign treatment can correct a cross bite. Invisalign works well if the cross bite is in the front and not so well in the back. Fastbrac ... Read More
Dr. S. jay Bowman
36 years experience Orthodontics
Depends on severity: Braces treatment might correct a dental crossbite in only a few months; however, it depends upon the severity and nature of that crossbite. Simple, s ... Read More

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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
40 years experience Dentistry
Sure: Especially with properly placed wires and auxillaries. Wear your elastics as directed and discuss any other concerns with your orthodontist.
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Dr. Jack Binder
Specializes in Dentistry
Yes: With proper therapy and guidance, rubber bands can apply the force needed to correct many malocclusions. This is not to imply that this is do-it-you ... Read More
Dr. Arnold Malerman
53 years experience Orthodontics
Yes and no: If cross bite is dental, elasticits in conjunction with braces can be very effective. If cross bite is skeletal, orthopedic expansion for children, o ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Behram Dalal
31 years experience Dentistry
Difficult to estimat: Each situation is unique. Best estimate would come from your oral surgeon and orthodontist. Given that you have gone through a lot , best not to rus ... Read More
Dr. Arnold Malerman
53 years experience Orthodontics
What else?: What else needs to be done? What type of cross-bite corrective appliance are you wearing? How severe is your problem? Is the orthodontist also tryi ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jacklyn Kurth
22 years experience Orthodontics
Jaw surgery: The post-surgery orthodontic period can vary depending on the type of surgery, position of the jaws and stability during healing. This time is usuall ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Bates
36 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Crossbite: There are two main types of crossbite: anterior (in front) and posterior (in back). Both can be managed with skeletal movement in children, using a pa ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Fernando Juliao
30 years experience Dentistry
A Malocclusion : It is a bite where a 'top' tooth bites on the on the tongue-side of a 'bottom' tooth. This can happen to single or multiple teeth.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mazin Kizy
22 years experience Dentistry
See a dentist: It depends on where the cross bite is. If it is in the back, the dentist may choose to use some kind of an expander. If it is your front teeth, they ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shawn Murray
15 years experience Dentistry
Crossbites: It really depends on where the crossbite is located and whether or not the crossbite is skeletal or just dental. The best way to find the answer to yo ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Rubenstein
51 years experience Dentistry
Crossbite: A crossbite usually means that, when you bite your teeth together, your lower front teeth close in front of your upper front teeth, or your lower back ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
53 years experience Orthodontics
It doesn't: A cross bite is not self correcting. Please see a qualified orthodontic specialist.

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