It is a fact: developing the habit of having frequent visits to a dental office from an early age can result in adults with beautiful teeth. One of the most common orthodontic disorders that can be fixed before becoming a bigger issue isknown as crossbite. Crossbites occur when the upper teeth start to bite on the inside of the lower teeth, either in front and/or sides of the mouth.Whether it happens with one or more teeth, if the correction is not made son, it can affect the right development of the face.
ADULT CASE OF ANTERIOR AND POSTERIOR CROSSBITE
CHILD CASE OF ANTERIOR CROSS BITE (AKA. UNDERBITE)
There are many issues that can happen as a consequence of a crossbite, such as gum disease, bone loss, premature teeth wearingand dysfunctional chewing patterns. Another imperative issue identified with a crossbite is asymmetrical jaw development, which can later lead to facial asymmetry.
These consequences are the main reason why it is so important to correct crossbites as early as possible (age 3 to 6) when the facial development is not finished yet. The correction process can be done in adults non-surgically.Crossbite treatment is usually done withexpanders and/or dental braces, depending on the case.
If you have a crossbite or if you have noticed that a child in your family has this problem, look for an dentist or orthodontistin Greater Toronto Area (Toronto, Mississauga, Oakville, Milton, Campbellville, Burlington) ; Oasis Dental Milton, 905-876-2747 and ask for guidance to avoid complications in the future.