A 33-year-old member asked:
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i have an unusually high palate. is that something that's bad?

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Dr. James Sidman
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
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
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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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pamela Asseff
27 years experience Dentistry
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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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Karsant
38 years experience Dentistry
NO: No. Everyone is different.
A 46-year-old member asked:
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.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pamela Asseff
27 years experience Dentistry
No: It makes it more difficult wearing a denture or retainer.

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