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Unusually high palate

A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Sidman
Pediatric ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 40 years experience
No: Don't worry. High arched palate is a normal finding and is not a speech or eating problems.
Dr. Majid Jamali
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 26 years experience
Maybe: People who have narrow face with high palate have large turbinates and as a result have problem breathing through the nose. People with marfan's syndr... Read More
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Orthodontics 53 years experience
Probably not an issue: A high palate is a normal anatomic variation. A high and narrow palate can be problematic. If your upper jaw is narrower than it should be than your... Read More

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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pamela Asseff
Dentistry 28 years experience
Not bad: The high palate often narrows the palate. The orthodontist will usually try to widen the palate if the high palate affects how the teeth fit together.
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Orthodontics 53 years experience
15%: 15% of the patients i see have a high narrowalatal vault requiring palatal expansion. I'm pleased your orthodontist has recognized this as a problem ... Read More
Dr. Orly Hendizadeh
Dentistry 13 years experience
No: I high palate is a normal variation of human anatomy.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. John DeWolf
Dentistry 40 years experience
Arch in mouth roof: Imagine the roof of your mouth as an arch, higher in the middle than at the edges. A high palate arches up more than a lower palate allowing for more ... Read More
Dr. Robert Trager
Dentistry 55 years experience
Arch: The bone structure is more of a triangle shaped than curved -is normal for some not to worry.
Dr. James Sidman
Pediatric ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 40 years experience
Probably nothing.: It generally has no impact on speech or swallowing. It is a non-issue that some people make a big deal about for no good reason.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. SHERYL POMERANCE
Cosmetic Dentistry 41 years experience
High palate: A high palate refers to the shape of the roof of the mouth. It indicates that the roof is very deep. This is usually associated with a narrow palate a... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Guy Hanson
Dentistry 37 years experience
Many reasons: Missing teeth, mouth breathing and sinus problems may be contributors to high palate and midline issues.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Sidman
Pediatric ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 40 years experience
Probably nothing.: It generally has no impact on speech or swallowing. It is a non-issue that some people make a big deal about for no good reason.
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Louis Gallia
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 45 years experience
Definition: A palate that is higher than normal.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Coleman
Dentistry 25 years experience
Nothng: Nothing to do .We can expand the arch but that will do little or nothing to correct the high palate.Bone/connective tissue grating maybe possible, but... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Teitelbaum
Dentistry 32 years experience
Not really: Unless it's pointy, and food gets stuck up there, or if you need a denture, you're better off, it can fit better.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kiyan Mehdizadeh
Dentistry 9 years experience
Nothing significant: Your palate is an arch. A "high" palate is simply an observation that the arch of your palate is deep, or that it rises more than normally seen in oth... Read More

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