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Unusually High Palate
NO: No. Everyone is different.Get a more detailed answer ›
No: Don't worry. High arched palate is a normal finding and is not a speech or eating problems. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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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Can a person with anterior crossbite have this corrected without surgery. There is a high palate and some TMJ problem on one side.?
Yes: Yes, sometimes orthodontically. Depends on degree. See a board certified orthodontist for advice. ...Read more
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
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
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
Weird. I have a very high palate and arches. Also pectus excavatum, occult spina bifida. Genetic problem?
Yes: These observations seem to be genetic in origin. ...Read more
Variant of normal: A high arched palate is a variant of normal anatomy. If your speech is normal and you are not having any functional problems with your dental arch, then it's just one of those things. Nothing to be concerned about. ...Read more
It is not a syndrome: There is no specific relationship between high brows, high arched palate and prominent cheek bones. It is "genetic" in that you were born this way, but is is not "syndromic", meaning, there is probably nothing wrong or abnormal. ...Read more