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Doctor insights on: Symptoms Of Crossbite

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What is the best way to treat crossbites?

What is the best way to treat crossbites?

Braces: An orthodontist can answer this question for you after evaluating your mouth and your radiographs (x-rays). Some cross bites can be corrected using braces; other cross bites need to be corrected with both orthodontics and jaw surgery. ...Read more

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What will orthodontists do about crossbites?

What will orthodontists do about crossbites?

Correct them: If cross bite is dental in origin (teeth out of position) they align teeth. If, however, there's a transverse (side-to-side) jaw mal-relationship, the jaws have to be made to match each other before the teeth can be properly aligned. Rx depends on source of the problem, severity, growth, and many other factors. Ask your dentist to refer you to an orthodontic specialist for exam and rx choices. ...Read more

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How effective are braces for treating underbites and crossbites vs. Overbites?

Very effective: Braces will treat all these well. Just see one to let them answer these questions. An initial exam is usually free and a lot of information can be gained by this visit. ...Read more

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What is a cross bite?

What is a cross bite?

A Malocclusion : It is a bite where a 'top' tooth bites on the on the tongue-side of a 'bottom' tooth. This can happen to single or multiple teeth. ...Read more

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How do you fix a cross bite?

See a dentist: It depends on where the cross bite is. If it is in the back, the dentist may choose to use some kind of an expander. If it is your front teeth, they may use something called a sagittal. There are also other things that can be done. You would need to see a dentist for the best course of action. ...Read more

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How can one cure a cross bite?

How can one cure a cross bite?

See a Pro: In children under 7 see a pediatric dental specialist. Over 7, see an orthodontist. Both specialists are trained in determining whether cross bite is dental or skeletal. Dental cross bites are corrected by moving teeth. Skeletal cross bites are corrected by widen tin jaws. See a pro for differential diagnosis and treatment recommendations. ...Read more

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Is it possible to fix a cross bite?

Is it possible to fix a cross bite?

Absolutely: We Orthodontists do this treatment all day long every day. See an Orthodontic Specialist for an initial examination (usually complimentary) to discuss the treatment options applicable for resolution of your unique malocclusion. I have an office in Chalfont and would be happy to see you for an examination. ...Read more

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What are the signs of having a cross bite?

What are the signs of having a cross bite?

Visualize this: If you think of the alignment of the upper teeth being in the shape of a u. The lower teeth are actually a smaller u shape. Upper teeth , therefore, sit outside the lower teeth when your teeth are closed shut. When the lower teeth are in a position that places them more towards the cheek or lip_outside the alignment of the upper teeth it is called crossbite. ...Read more

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How much time does a cross bite fix itself?

How much time does a cross bite fix itself?

Cannot fix itself: Teeth need to be guided with sustained pressure to move. A crossbite is an occlusal variation in which the certain upper teeth are within the arch of the lower teeth. This can only be fixed orthodontics. Even after completion, they must be held in position with a retainer at night as they may tend to relapse depending on the severity of the crossbite ...Read more

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What is the best way to correct a cross bite?

Cause: Depends on cause. If dental crossbite, orthodontic treatment. If skeletal crossbite, orthopedic treatment. See a qualified Orthodontic Specialist who is adept at diagnosing and treating malocclusions. ...Read more

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