A crossbite or (malocclusion) is a genetic condition where the midline of your upper and lower jaw are off-center and out of proper synch with one another. Crossbites can not only affect the way that you smile, but also the way that you eat, speak, and even your facial expressions.
Although genetics are the most common cause of malocclusion, there are other factors that could cause the condition to develop, Such as;
Crossbites are something you want to address at a young age if possible. This condition has been known to cause problems like receding gums, chipped teeth, as well as bone-loss over time if gone untreated.
Crossbite treatment will vary depending on the severity of the condition, which is different from patient to patient and should only be determined by an orthodontist.
That being said, if you do have a crossbite and are seeking treatment, consulting with an experienced orthodontist would be most beneficial.
A simple visit to the orthodontist, along with a thorough examination of your teeth and jaw will be able to determine this. In most cases, this will likely involve x-rays so that your ortho can get a more clear picture of what’s going on and decide on a proper course of treatment for your particular condition.
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