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What is a cross bite, can it cause any damage ?

What is a cross bite, can it cause any damage ?

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 more

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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 more

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What is the best way to treat crossbites?

What is the best way to treat crossbites?

Braces: An orthodontist can answer this question for you after evaluating your mouth and your radiographs (x-rays). Some cross bites can be corrected using braces; other cross bites need to be corrected with both orthodontics and jaw surgery. ...Read more

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What will orthodontists do about crossbites?

What will orthodontists do about crossbites?

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 more

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How effective are braces for treating underbites and crossbites vs. Overbites?

Very effective: Braces will treat all these well. Just see one to let them answer these questions. An initial exam is usually free and a lot of information can be gained by this visit. ...Read more

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What is a cross bite?

A Malocclusion : It is a bite where a 'top' tooth bites on the on the tongue-side of a 'bottom' tooth. This can happen to single or multiple teeth. ...Read more

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How do you fix a cross bite?

See a dentist: It depends on where the cross bite is. If it is in the back, the dentist may choose to use some kind of an expander. If it is your front teeth, they may use something called a sagittal. There are also other things that can be done. You would need to see a dentist for the best course of action. ...Read more

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How can one cure a cross bite?

See a Pro: In children under 7 see a pediatric dental specialist. Over 7, see an orthodontist. Both specialists are trained in determining whether cross bite is dental or skeletal. Dental cross bites are corrected by moving teeth. Skeletal cross bites are corrected by widen tin jaws. See a pro for differential diagnosis and treatment recommendations. ...Read more

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Is it possible to fix a cross bite?

Is it possible to fix a cross bite?

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 more

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