A 33-year-old member asked:
i have an unusually high palate. is that something that's bad?
3 doctor answers
Dr. James Sidman answered
39 years experience Pediatric ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
No: Don't worry. High arched palate is a normal finding and is not a speech or eating problems.
Answered on Dec 12, 2012
Dr. Majid Jamali answered
25 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
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 syndrome also have high palate.
Answered on Sep 8, 2015
Dr. Arnold Malerman answered
52 years experience Orthodontics
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 lower jaw it can affect speech, swallowing, occlusion, and jaw function. Have the shape of your jaws checked by an orthodontist to assure that your jaws are proportional.
Answered on Mar 8, 2013
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