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Find Out What a Crossbite is with Orthodontic Experts

We understand that having a beautiful and healthy smile is a goal for many of our patients. To ensure your smile looks its best, our orthodontists use specialized treatments to correct any misalignment or abnormalities found in the jaw. One of these treatments is a crossbite.

A crossbite is a dental misalignment in which the upper and lower teeth do not correctly align when the mouth is closed. This type of malocclusion can affect one or more teeth and usually occur on the front or side of the mouth.

Correcting a crossbite is essential to avoid future dental or facial problems. With our skilled orthodontists and a customized treatment plan, we assure you that you will regain your beaming smile in no time. Get in touch with us today to learn more about our treatment plans.

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Uncover the Different Types of Crossbite

There are two main types of crossbite: anterior crossbite and posterior crossbite.

Anterior Crossbite

Anterior Crossbite

Anterior Crossbite is one of the most common types of crossbite and has a wide range of implications for the function of the jaw. It occurs when the upper front teeth overlap the lower front teeth and can make the chin and jaw look abnormal due to the protrusion of the lower jaw. Causes of anterior crossbite include crowding and mouth breathing.

Posterior Crossbite

Posterior Crossbite

Posterior Crossbite, on the other hand, affects the back teeth and is caused by overlapping of the lower teeth at the back of the mouth over the teeth in the top jaw. Causes of posterior crossbite usually include the same as those of anterior crossbite, but can sometimes be the result of delayed loss of primary teeth.

Discover the Causes of An Unwanted Crossbite

Crossbites can cause many painful and uncomfortable symptoms, so it’s important to identify the underlying causes. The most common causes of crossbite include:
Causes Of An Crossbite
  • Genetics

Inherited misalignments, such as an overbite, can lead to a crossbite in the future.

  • Underdeveloped or abnormal jaws

When a person’s jaw fails to develop normally, or is abnormally shaped, it can cause crossbite. Jaw conditions, such as mandibular retrognathism, can cause the lower teeth to interfere with the upper teeth.

  • Inadequate orthodontic treatment

If the braces or retainers are not worn long enough, a crossbite may develop later in life.

  • Habits

Certain habits, such as thumb-sucking or teeth grinding, can cause the teeth to misalign.

  • Lifestyle

Factors such as smoking and poor nutrition can contribute to the development of a crossbite.

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The Startling Truth About Crossbite

Is It Really Bad for Your Teeth?

We firmly believe that crossbites can harm your teeth and overall oral health if not addressed promptly. Crossbites cause the upper and lower dental arches to become misaligned, resulting in the inability to chew properly and speak. Over time, this misalignment can cause uneven wear and tear on the biting surfaces of the teeth, leading to clenching, grinding, and jaw pain.
Individuals of all ages must remain vigilant in monitoring their teeth and contact our skilled orthodontists if any changes are noticed in their teeth or bite. We provide specialized treatments to correct crossbites, such as braces and Clear Aligners. Contact us today to schedule a no-cost initial consultation with our orthodontist and let them fix your crossbite before it’s too late!
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Get Rid of Teeth Misalignment with Crossbite Correction

Orthodontic Experts offer an extensive range of effective solutions for correcting crossbite. Traditional Metal Braces, are the most popular choice for correcting crossbite. Gold Braces are the latest development in orthodontic technology and offer faster results with increased comfort. Clear Aligners are comfortable, discreet, and removable for easy cleaning. No matter which choice is made, our orthodontists have the experience and expertise to provide the best possible outcome for your crossbite correction.

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Say Goodbye to Embarrassing Crossbite Smiles

Experience the best treatment with Orthodontic Experts

At Orthodontic Experts, we want to ensure our patients get the best treatment possible. Our modern orthodontic services include Traditional Metal Braces, Gold Braces, and Clear Aligners, giving you the perfect treatment for your needs. Our flexible timings are designed to suit our patients’ schedule, and we have an in-house payment option with a monthly payment plan so you don’t have to break the bank. We also accept major insurance cards and strive to provide the highest quality of care to our patients. With our experts, you can get the best orthodontic treatment with the greatest convenience and affordability. What are you waiting for? Schedule a no-cost appointment today!
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frequently asked questions

Can crossbite cause asymmetry?

Yes, crossbite can result in asymmetrical facial structures and an uneven bite because the teeth are not correctly aligned or supported. This might result in difficulties with speaking and chewing, as well as headaches owing to the tension imposed by malocclusion.

Does fixing a crossbite change your face?

Crossbite can result in facial asymmetry, thus its repair will improve the symmetry of the face and facial features. It is essential to remember, however, that crossbite repair must be performed correctly to prevent subsequent complications, such as the teeth tipping or the bite becoming misaligned.

What is the best treatment for cross bite?

Treatment for crossbite will depend on the cause and degree of misalignment and can range from simple orthodontic braces to more complex surgeries. It is important to seek help from a skilled orthodontist as soon as you understand any misalignment in your bite, as this misalignment can lead to further problems down the line.

How long does it take to fix a crossbite?

The time it takes to fix a crossbite depends on the cause, severity and type of treatment required. Braces normally take between 18 months to 3 years. The best thing to do is to speak with a qualified orthodontist to get an accurate timeline for your treatment plan.

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