Sally A. Gupton, DDS, Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics for Children & Adults
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Crossbite

Posterior crossbites usually result from a constricted upper jaw of abnormally wide lower jaw. A narrow upper jaw will often force a patient to move their lower jaw to th side of forward when closing into a stable bite. When closed into this accommodated position, the lower teeth are located outside the upper teeth. An anterior crossbite is where the upper front teeth develop behinde th lower front teeth. Both anterior and posterior crossbites in young children can usually be corrected with a simple expansion appliance. Once all of the permanent teeth have erupted, braces are usually needed to correct anterior and posterior crossbites.

Anterior Crossbite Before
After
Anterior Crossbite treated with vraces in only 9 months.
Anterior Crossbite Before
After
Anterior Crossbite corrected with early quadhelix; finished later with braces
Crossbite Before
After
Anterior crossbite corrected with early quadhelix; finished later with braces.
Crossbite Before
After
Class II malocclusion with lateral tongue thrust treated with braces only

 


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