Orthodontic problems: Anterior cross-bite

The permanent incisor teeth can also erupt in crossbite.

Anterior crossbites can cause uneven wear of the teeth and can interfere with normal jaw closure, placing extra strain on the jaw joint which can result in tempero-mandibular joint problems.

Orthodontic treatment involves the use of a fixed or removable appliance to move the offending tooth (or teeth) forward into a normal position.

Sometimes deciduous teeth must be extracted to provided sufficient space.

As a general rule, anterior crossbites should be corrected as soon as they are detected.


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