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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.

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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.

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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.

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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 and dental/orthodontic bite problems. Talk to your dentist or an orthodontist who can advise you.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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What does it mean if you have a high palate?

Nothing special: Simply an anatomical finding. Not to worry.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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