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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?

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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What is a cross bite, can it cause any damage ?

Inside-out: Cross bite means upper jaw too small, or lower jaw too big, or upper teeth inside lower teeth, or any combination of the above. If parts don't fit right, they don't work right, and tend to wear down requiring more long-term maintenance. If you suspect you have a malocclusion, see a pro, see a qualified orthodontic specialist for an evaluation and rx options tailored to our needs. ...Read more

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What're the consequences of having a cross bite?

What're the consequences of having a cross bite?

Same as any other...: ...Irregularity. If teeth and jaws do not meet properly, added stress is placed on teeth, supporting bone and gum tissue, the muscles of mastication (chewing) and the jaw joints. Put teeth and jaws where they belong they function better, look better, are easier to care for, last longer, and cost less to maintain. ...Read more

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What to do if rubber bands don't correct a cross bite?

What to do if rubber bands don't correct a cross bite?

Great Question...: But more info is needed... as in where the crossbite is, and how much movement is needed to correct the malocclusion. Only your orthodontist knows the answers, and I'm confident that s/he will incorporate other methods to accomplish the treatment goals. ...Read more

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What is a cross bite? How can you tell if you have one?

What is a cross bite? How can you tell if you have one?

Reversed position: Cross bite means top teeth inside bottom teeth. Can be anterior and/or posterior, dental and/or skeletal. Ask your dentist to check. If you have cross bite, high narrow palatal vault, or jaw shift to the side when you bite down. Ask him to refer you to the cross bite treatment specialist, an orthodontist. ...Read more

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What usually happens if a minor cross bite is not fixed?

What's minor?: If there's a cross bite, or an overbite, or an underbite, or crowding, or rotations, or any irregularity, it may be only part of an overall malocclusion. When there is one eruption anomaly there are often multiple eruption anomalies. See an orthodontist for diagnosis and treatment planning. If untreated may lead to uneven wear, supporting tissue damage, alteration in jaw growth, etc. ...Read more

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Need a simple explaination for this. What is a cross bite and over bite?

Need a simple explaination for this. What is a cross bite and over bite?

Cross\Over Bite: In simple terms- overbite: the degree that the upper teeth cover the lower teeth. Crossbite: when the upper teeth are positioned on the inside instead of the outside of the lower teeth. See: http://www.Webmd.Com/oral-health/tc/types-of-malocclusion-topic-overview. ...Read more

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What is surgery for a cross bite like?

What is surgery for a cross bite like?

Don't isolate: If you have a cross bite you probably have multiple other occlusal irregularities. In children we widen narrow upper jaws with expansion appliances. In adults, surgical assistance is required. The surgery is usually done in office, and the two halves of the upper jaw are separated from each other and from other bones to permit expansion. Recovery is similar to after wisdom tooth extraction. ...Read more

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What is a cross bite and what is an over bite?

What is a cross bite and  what is an over bite?

LIrregularities: Cross bite means upper teeth inside lower teeth. May be dental or skeletal in origin. Overbite (vertical) means either upper or lower or u&l front teeth have over erupted. Overbite (horizontal), or more correctly over jet, means upper front teeth too far forward, or lower too far back, or combination of both. Again, problem may be dental or skeletal or combination. See an orthodontist. ...Read more

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How can an overbite and a cross bite be corrected?

How can an overbite and a cross bite be corrected?

Orthodontics: Some can be done with interceptive treatments such as palatal expanders and active appliances but in more difficult cases braces are the best bet. Talk to your dentist or orthodontist for treatment options. ...Read more

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Are rubber bands really effective for correcting a cross bite?

Are rubber bands really effective for correcting a cross bite?

Yes: They can create forces that we need to move teeth that the braces alone are unable to create. ...Read more

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