If You Have a Crossbite, Ask Us What Options You Have to Repair It
Posted on 5/29/2020 by Pacific Maxillofacial Center
Crossbites are more common than you think. When you are struggling with one, it is recommended that you speak with our office regarding the help that you can get from it. This is important because you want to ensure that you are able to straighten your jaw and your teeth, become aligned, and get more comfort while smiling, talking, or chewing, as a crooked jaw can cause discomfort and pain in some patients. We can help.
A Few Options to Repair a Crossbite
There are a number of options that can be used to repair a crossbite. When this crossbite becomes a problem with the person, then they need to speak with us today. We can start treatment right away to fix the issue.
Using a palatal expander on the top of the mouth to widen the upper palate can provide a way to expand and contract the mouth area and provide enough space to straighten the teeth. If it is an adult, expanders that can be removed at nighttime can also be used to help correct the crossbite over time. Children usually have more permanent ones, as you don't want them to remove them when they're not supposed to.
Surgical intervention may also be something that is required depending on the extent of the crossbite. The jaw is purposely broken a specific way and then devices are placed to wire it a certain way.
Braces can also help to straighten out a crossbite, provided that it is not too severe. Give our office a call today to find out more regarding the crossbite that you are dealing with. You want to enjoy smiling in comfort, talking and chewing even more. With this being said, we can come up with a specialized treatment plan that works with your specific situation. Call us today to learn even more.