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High Arched Palate Speech
Not usually.: The high arched palate is taken into account during the planning phase of orthognathic surgery. If it is early in the orthodontic and surgery planning, the palate can be expanded with appliances or even a primary surgery to widen the palate. If not then the upper jaw (maxillary) may require sectioning in a few pieces to widen it and correct any width discrepencies. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Palatal Expander: Generally, palatal expanders make room for upper teeth -- that's it. If palatal expansion occurs in children younger than age 6 -7, it may actually help expand the floor of the nose as the palate expands. For adults, palatal expansion will do little for snoring. Snoring means there is airway obstruction, but where? Consider seeing an ENT for a complete exam of your airway to determine why. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Weird. I have a very high palate and arches. Also pectus excavatum, occult spina bifida. Genetic problem?
Occult spina bifida, high arches and palate, pectus, tall, spont retinal tear. What does all this mean genetically?
Possibility: I'm not quite sure what you're asking, but you can glean some information from: www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/spinabifida/facts.html I hope this helps you. ...Read more
OSA: In normal anatomical and physiological condition soft palate not supposed to touch the base of our tongue. Enlargement or swelling of the soft palate could be caused by OSA. Obstructive sleep apnea is a condition of cessation of breathing during sleep that lasts for 10 seconds or longer. OSA is a serious medical condition and you should see your PCP for referral to sleep study and treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No need to fix: A narrow palate usually doesn't have to be fixed unless it causes a problem with the bite (the way the teeth come together). If there is a malocclusion problem, this is fixed by the orthodontist using braces usually. The tongue will then not seem so wide. It is very rare for an adult to need tongue reduction surgery. ...Read more
Slurred speech: This combination of symptoms could be caused by many, serious things. I strongly urge you to consult a neurologist as soon as possible. ...Read more
Not known: There are neural tube defects related to low folate (folic acid) levels during pregnancy but cleft lip and palate is principally felt to be related to environmental toxins and/ or genetic inheritance. Folic acid deficiency is still being investigated as a possible cause. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends on Cp/ defn: The CP defect ranges from unrecognized(submucous cleft smc) to one that extends forward to & thru the gumline with variable width.Atypical spacing and eruption patterns are more likely with the wider clefts while smc has no effect on dentition at all.The team staging the early repair will do so with thease issues in mind, but orthodontic work may be quite involved.Hygene may require greater effort. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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