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What is the definition or description of: Narrow palate?

What is the definition or description of: Narrow palate?

V shaped palate: Some people have a narrow tall palate. Some times this is a genetic tendency. Sometimes it's as a result of oral habits as a child is growing. the tongue presses right behind the front teeth and rolls back stimulating the palate to grow laterally. Children that only press their tongue forward or have a digit sucking habit, dont stimulate the needed growth laterally. This is treated with ortho ...Read more

Dr. Ryan Tamburrino
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Narrow Palate (Definition)

Some people have a narrow tall palate. Some times this is a genetic tendency. Sometimes it's as a result of oral habits as a child is growing. the tongue presses right behind the front teeth and rolls back stimulating the palate to grow laterally. Children that only press their tongue forward or have a digit sucking habit, dont stimulate the needed growth laterally. This ...Read more


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Wide tongue and narrow palate fix for adult?

Wide tongue and narrow palate fix for adult?

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

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Please help! I have a high arched and semi normal narrow palate?

Please help! I have a high arched and semi normal narrow 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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What to do if I have braces right now and i was wondering if the rubber bands will help expand my narrow palate?

What to do if I have braces right now and i was wondering if the rubber bands will help expand my narrow palate?

No: They add extra pressure to the braces to help move the teeth, but not expand the palate. See your orthodontist for more information. ...Read more

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Will metal spacers and braces with a wire help expand my narrow palate?

Will metal spacers and braces with a wire help expand my narrow palate?

Absolutely not: Spacers make room between teeth for placement of metal bands on back teeth. Braces ; wires align teeth. At 37 the 2 halves of your upper jaw have fused to each other ; to the other bones in your skull. Palatial expansion therefore mandates an expansion appliance + jaw surgery. See a qualified orthodontic specialist and inquire about "sarp.". ...Read more

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Can you tell me what to do if i need them cause I have an impacted canine and a narrow palate. What are some things I should do before i get braces on?

Can you tell me what to do if i need them cause I have an impacted canine and a narrow palate. What are some things I should do before i get braces on?

What to do: It's very simple. First, find the best orthodontist in your area through recommendations of trusted individuals. Second, understand your options and what is planned and why. Third, if necessary go for a second and even third opinion with other orthodontists. Finally, go ahead with treatment with the doctor whom you trust the most and who makes the most sense in what he\she is recommending. ...Read more

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If narrow palate and crowded teeth, what will orthodontist do?

If narrow palate and crowded teeth, what will orthodontist do?

Depends: There are several treatment options. A child might need a rapid palatal expansion device to round out their arch while having braces to align their teeth. An adult might need a surgically assisted palatal expansion to allow the upper arch to expand with braces to align the teeth. ...Read more

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Is there a special toothbrush for cleaning your wisdom teeth? Have high narrow palate so hard to reach

Not necessarily...: However, a power toothbrush may help you reach those areas easier and may be slightly more efficient. I use a manual brush, but many of my patients like the oral-b professional or a sonicare. I've tried both as well and they seem to be easy to use. ...Read more

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Narrow Palate, tongue resting on molars because of size, stuffy nose (not runny) and frothy saliva . can it be all related and be treated?

Narrow Palate, tongue resting on molars because of size, stuffy nose (not runny) and frothy saliva . can it be all related and be treated?

Narrow Arch: Patients with a narrow maxillary arch (and high palatal vault) often have upper airway problems. Mouth breathing can have adverse effects on facial growth. At this stage you should consult with an oral surgeon and orthodontist to determine what treatment options you have to correct your malocclusion and allow for better breathing. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2741199/ ...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