How Can I Treat My Crossbite?

Posted on: December 2, 2017

CrossbiteAre you currently living with a crossbite? If yes, then you may be experiencing some other problems that are directly related to this dental issue. When your teeth do not quite match up for a perfect bite it can easily lead to a number of health issues, compounding the situation. Some of the more popular problems dental patients experience when they have a bad bite include headaches, tension, receding gum lines, tooth loss and various jaw issues, like grinding. If you are currently experiencing any of these dental issues it is essential that you seek the assistance of a professional dentist in order to correct them as soon as possible.

Ready to get your crossbite fixed? Simply contact us now to set up an appointment so you do not have to continue to deal with this difficult dental issue.

What exactly is a crossbite?

When someone has a crossbite it means that one or more of their top teeth are not able to fully go over the bottom teeth. It can incur in the back of the mouth as well as the front of the mouth. Also known as having an unstable bite, this dental issue will continue to get worse unless treated by a dental expert. While the majority of people who have to deal with this dental issue can attribute it to their genetics, it can happen to anyone.

A crossbite can:

  • Cause the teeth to wear out prematurely
  • Support gum disease
  • Make it difficult to eat
  • Hinder proper jaw development

Those who have been diagnosed with this particular dental issue will need to visit a dentist in order to correct the problem.

Treating a crossbite

Often the best time to treat someone who has a crossbite is when they are young as it is simply easier for the dentist to manipulate the jaw and teeth of children and teenagers. Because there are a number of orthodontic treatments that a dentist can use to correct the problem, it simply depends on each patient’s particular situation which treatment option will be used to correct their bad bite.

The more common treatment options include a maxillary or removable expander, braces and possibly surgery for more extreme cases.

Crossbite questions?

We welcome any crossbite questions you may have as we believe it is very important to be available for all of our dental patients whenever they need us. The more educated you are about any particular dental issues you may be currently experiencing, the better able you are to make the best decisions when it comes to treating your dental issues. Because this particular issue can interfere with your ability to properly eat, chew and talk without experiencing discomfort, it truly is necessary to visit a dentist as soon as possible.

Please call us now for an appointment! If you need any special services or accommodations, simply let us know and we will do our best to meet them.

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