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

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Dr. Arnold Malerman
Dentistry - Orthodontics
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Arnold Malerman
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Dr. Hilary Baskin
Dentistry - Orthodontics
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In brief: When teeth are shift

When teeth from your lower arch are in front of teeth from your upper arch.

In brief: When teeth are shift

When teeth from your lower arch are in front of teeth from your upper arch.
Dr. Hilary Baskin
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Dr. David Schleimer
A cross bite is one where the opposing teeth are biting in the reverse way in which they are intended. For example it is not only lower teeth being outside upper teeth; a Brody bite is one where the whole of the upper side tooth or molar tooth is outside of the biting surface of the lower. There are many permutations, but I do understand distilling the information to its' essence.
Dr. Robert Ryan
Dentistry
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In brief: Look in mirror

The lower teeth should rest inside of the curvature of the arch of the upper teeth when the teeth are together. If they rest outside of the curvature of the upper arch, that is considered a crossbite.

In brief: Look in mirror

The lower teeth should rest inside of the curvature of the arch of the upper teeth when the teeth are together. If they rest outside of the curvature of the upper arch, that is considered a crossbite.
Dr. Robert Ryan
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Dr. William Jakavick
Dentistry - Cosmetic

In brief: Crossbite

A "normal" bite relationship is generally one where your lower teeth fit in or behind (for the front teeth) the upper teeth and they go together like a puzzle.
This occurs in approximately 65% of people. Crossbite varies in degrees but is generally when the above situation is reversed for one or more teeth resulting many times in the teeth appearing crooked or out of line with each other.

In brief: Crossbite

A "normal" bite relationship is generally one where your lower teeth fit in or behind (for the front teeth) the upper teeth and they go together like a puzzle.
This occurs in approximately 65% of people. Crossbite varies in degrees but is generally when the above situation is reversed for one or more teeth resulting many times in the teeth appearing crooked or out of line with each other.
Dr. William Jakavick
Dr. William Jakavick
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Dr. Brent Mcfarland
Dentistry - Orthodontics

In brief: Bad bite

There are multiple forms of cross bite, check with a professional if you think you have one.

In brief: Bad bite

There are multiple forms of cross bite, check with a professional if you think you have one.
Dr. Brent Mcfarland
Dr. Brent Mcfarland
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