A 46-year-old member asked:
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they i have an unusually high palate. is this something that's bad?

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Dr. Daniel Sampson
25 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Not necessarily: It is just an observation that someone has made, just a deviation from what is seen in the majority of the population.
Answered on Jul 21, 2012
Dr. John Thaler
40 years experience Prosthodontics
No: Not to worry. Simply an anatomical condition.
Answered on Dec 31, 2012

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No: Don't worry. High arched palate is a normal finding and is not a speech or eating problems.
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Dr. Pamela Asseff
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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.
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Dr. Pamela Asseff
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No: It makes it more difficult wearing a denture or retainer.

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