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Causes Of Crossbite
Inside-out: Cross bite means upper jaw too small, or lower jaw too big, or upper teeth inside lower teeth, or any combination of the above. If parts don't fit right, they don't work right, and tend to wear down requiring more long-term maintenance. If you suspect you have a malocclusion, see a pro, see a qualified orthodontic specialist for an evaluation and rx options tailored to our needs. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I'm worried about my bite; i feel like I have a slight cross-bite. Can this cause any dental issues?
Malocclusion: If teeth/jaws do not fit and function correctly there can be many problems including, but not just limits to, grinding, clenching, uneven wear, loss of gum/bone support, joint damage, fractures, a fractures, muscle imbalance, etc. Ask your family dentist if consultation with an orthodontic specialist is in order. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Correct them: If cross bite is dental in origin (teeth out of position) they align teeth. If, however, there's a transverse (side-to-side) jaw mal-relationship, the jaws have to be made to match each other before the teeth can be properly aligned. Rx depends on source of the problem, severity, growth, and many other factors. Ask your dentist to refer you to an orthodontic specialist for exam and rx choices. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Great Question...: But more info is needed... as in where the crossbite is, and how much movement is needed to correct the malocclusion. Only your orthodontist knows the answers, and I'm confident that s/he will incorporate other methods to accomplish the treatment goals. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Absolutely: We Orthodontists do this treatment all day long every day. See an Orthodontic Specialist for an initial examination (usually complimentary) to discuss the treatment options applicable for resolution of your unique malocclusion. I have an office in Chalfont and would be happy to see you for an examination. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Reversed position: Cross bite means top teeth inside bottom teeth. Can be anterior and/or posterior, dental and/or skeletal. Ask your dentist to check. If you have cross bite, high narrow palatal vault, or jaw shift to the side when you bite down. Ask him to refer you to the cross bite treatment specialist, an orthodontist. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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