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Dr. Ryan Tamburrino
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High Palate (Overview)

A palate that is higher than normal.


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Causes of high palate and midline defects?

Causes of high palate and midline defects?

Many reasons: Missing teeth, mouth breathing and sinus problems may be contributors to high palate and midline issues. ...Read more

Dr. Ryan Tamburrino
21 Doctors shared insights

High Palate (Overview)

A palate that is higher than normal.


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What does a high palate mean?

What does a high palate mean?

Normal or syndrome: A high arched palate may be a normal anatomic variant or possibly related to one of 242 syndromes that have this associated with them. These include marfans, turners, and pierre-robin. You should check with your general medical doctor to see if you may have a syndrome as the can affect other parts of your body. ...Read more

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Is there any medical significance to having a high palate?

Is there any medical significance to having a high palate?

Compromised airway: High palatial vault changes posture of lower jaw. Caused by mouth breathing. Associated with nasal obstructions and allergic rhinitis. Leads to crowded teeth, jaw closure pattern discrepancies, tmd issues, even changes in hpa axis, which is involved in physiology regulation. ...Read more

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What can you do about a high palate and crowded teeth?

What can you do about a high palate and crowded teeth?

Crowded teeth: A high palate is not as much of a concern as a narrow palate; however they often go hand in hand. If the palate is narrow and you are younger than 16-17 then you can expand the palate. Expansion will also help create some room for crowded teeth. Now, there are limitations and you will need to have an exam and consult with an orthodontist to go over options and limitations. ...Read more

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What is a high palate?

What is a high palate?

Arch in mouth roof: Imagine the roof of your mouth as an arch, higher in the middle than at the edges. A high palate arches up more than a lower palate allowing for more room to house your resting tongue. ...Read more

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What does a high palate mean?

Normal or syndrome: A high arched palate may be a normal anatomic variant or possibly related to one of 242 syndromes that have this associated with them. These include marfans, turners, and pierre-robin. You should check with your general medical doctor to see if you may have a syndrome as the can affect other parts of your body. ...Read more

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What can you do for a high palate?

Probably nothing.: It generally has no impact on speech or swallowing. It is a non-issue that some people make a big deal about for no good reason. ...Read more

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Causes of high palate and midline defects?

Many reasons: Missing teeth, mouth breathing and sinus problems may be contributors to high palate and midline issues. ...Read more

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I'm curious as to what can you do about a high palate?

I'm curious as to what can you do about a high palate?

Nothng: Nothing to do. We can expand the arch but that will do little or nothing to correct the high palate.Bone/connective tissue grating maybe possible, but this will diminish your sense of smell/taste. ...Read more

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Is there any medical significance to having a high palate?

Compromised airway: High palatial vault changes posture of lower jaw. Caused by mouth breathing. Associated with nasal obstructions and allergic rhinitis. Leads to crowded teeth, jaw closure pattern discrepancies, tmd issues, even changes in hpa axis, which is involved in physiology regulation. ...Read more

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I have an unusually high palate. Is that something that's bad?

No: Don't worry. High arched palate is a normal finding and is not a speech or eating problems. ...Read more

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They I have an unusually high palate. Is this something that's bad?

Not necessarily: It is just an observation that someone has made, just a deviation from what is seen in the majority of the population. ...Read more

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Palate (Definition)

The palate is the anatomical description of the roof of the mouth. It separated into two parts: the hard palate (more forward) and the soft palate (which is closer to the throat), it separates the mouth ...Read more