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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

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


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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

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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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Is a high palate a sign of malformation?

Is a high palate a sign of malformation?

Personal differences: A high or "vaulted" palate is not uncommon. It is not ideal though, and can be associated with airway issues, and dental/orthodontic bite problems. Talk to your dentist or an orthodontist who can advise you. ...Read more

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What does it mean when you have arched high palate?

What does it mean when you have arched 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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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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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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What does it mean if you have a high palate?

Nothing special: Simply an anatomical finding. Not to worry. ...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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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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Hello doctors, what does it mean when you have a high palate?

Nothing significant: Your palate is an arch. A "high" palate is simply an observation that the arch of your palate is deep, or that it rises more than normally seen in other people. It is not anything significant. ...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 a high palate mouth normal?

Is a high palate mouth normal?

Palatal anatomy: The shape of your palate is genetically determined. It can be altered via pernicious habits, such as digit sucking, chronic sinusitis, enlarged t;a, etc. See an orthodontist to determine if your upper jaw width matches your lower jaw width. If not, rx may be in order. ...Read more

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How to correct high palate and narrow jaw without surgery?

Palatal Expander: Many types of fix and removable orthodontic devises called palatal expanders can be quite effective at correcting a high palate/narrow jaw condition particularly in a growing individual. ...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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Could sexual abuse (orally) as a young child cause a high palate/teeth crowding?

No: High narrow palate is usually congenital or the result of breathing problems causing the muscles of the jaw and face to restrict normal expansion of the palate. ...Read more

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My son is 2 & just had chromosome test b/c facial features such as small jaw & high palate &he's not speaking well. He smart understands me well. Dr says just precaution. Are these serious disorders?

Try not to fret.: Some syndromes do not have intellectual disability as part of their neurodevelopmental profile, & some do. The newer genetic microarray tests yield more information than chromosome analysis. Call your state health division's early intervention program for free assessment of all areas of your son's development. He'll benefit from therapy now, even if it's an isolated expressive language delay. ...Read more

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Would Marfans cause 38 YO to grow taller after yrs of no change? No other symptoms-healthy heart, no curved chest or high palate; slightly nearsighted

Would Marfans cause 38 YO to grow taller after yrs of no change? No other symptoms-healthy heart, no curved chest or high palate; slightly nearsighted

No: After the bony growth plates have closed, would usually occurs in late adolescence or early adulthood, further change in height should not occur, even in Marfan's syndrome. Good luck. ...Read more

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Could I get some answers regarding a newborn baby with cleft palate?

Could I get some answers regarding a newborn baby with cleft palate?

Be specific: When asking questions on the site try to be as specific as possible. It is not a chat room, so your submissions are not linked. Give some background for your question (type of condition, age of patient, etc). Then ask a specific question that corresponds to the material you have provided. The system can provide you with a lot of info. ...Read more

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How common do newborns have a cleft lip or palate?

About 1:1000 babies: It depends on the ethnic group, the family and pregnancy history, etc. Some asian groups have as high as 1 in 250 births with cleft, caucasians about 1 in 1000, and black africans about 1 in 1200 births. ...Read more

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What other preparations are done before unilateral cleft lip and palate repair? My newborn daughter has a cleft lip that extends up to her nose, and she has a large separation in her palate. How often are both the cleft lip and palate corrected in the ini

What other preparations are done before unilateral cleft lip and palate repair? My newborn daughter has a cleft lip that extends up to her nose, and she has a large separation in her palate. How often are both the cleft lip and palate corrected in the ini

Talk to the surgeon: With any type of surgery, it is best to have a thorough discussion with the surgeon who will perform the procedure. That person will want to answer all of you questions so that you are completely knowledgeable about every aspect of the procedures to be performed. ...Read more

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New born baby with cleft palate, what to do?

New born baby with cleft palate, what to do?

Contact ACPA: The American Cleft Palate Craniofacial Association is an international non-profit medical society of health care professionals who treat and/or perform research on birth defects of the head and face. You may contact them for the referral near you. Here is the link: http://www.acpa-cpf.org/who_we_are/ Good luck. ...Read more

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My new born baby boy has cleft lips and palate, he is just five days old, when should I start treatment?

My new born baby boy has cleft lips and palate, he is just five days old, when should I start treatment?

Soon: We typically like to repair the lip at about 3 months of age and then the palate at about 1 year of age. It is good to go see a cleft lip and palate team soon to start getting advice because your child will need speech therapy and other treatments. ...Read more

Neonatal (Definition)

The term neonatal is generally used to describe events that occur with an infant within the first 30 days after birth.Some practitioners are looser with the definition & extend the ...Read more


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