Crossbite Beverly Hills
The cross-bite is a malocclusion in which the lower teeth or a single tooth is anterior of the opposing upper teeth/tooth. This may occur on one or both sides. (Cross-bite can cause asymmetrical jaw development in children, and also cause TMD.) It is recommended to correct cross-bite in children before the growth spurt is complete.
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It also makes cleaning difficult, which increases the rate of tooth decay, making one more susceptible to gum diseases. The smile formed by a crossbite is often seen as aesthetically displeasing. Depending on how extensive the crossbite is, you may need orthodontic treatment to shift the teeth/jaw into their proper places.
Crossbites can be treated in several ways. If Dr. Atoosa Nikaeen diagnoses a single-tooth crossbite, she may recommend orthodontic braces be used to move the tooth to its correct position. If you have a multiple-teeth crossbite, the likely treatment includes jaw expansion with braces or other orthodontic appliances.