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Dental and Oral Health (Seniors)

Cross bite



How and at what age do you treat cross bite? Where the bottom teeth, especially the sides line up within the top teeth?


Crossbite is a condition that results from improper occlusion.  Normally the upper teeth overlap the lower teeth, but if the lower teeth overlap the upper teeth, then a crossbite results. This condition can be corrected surgically (orthognathic surgery). But for proper diagnosis and treatment, a thorough examination is required by a prosthodontist(a specialist in occlusion) and an oral surgeon.

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Abdel Rahim   Mohammad, DDS, MS, MPH, FAAOM, FACD Abdel Rahim Mohammad, DDS, MS, MPH, FAAOM, FACD
Clinical Professor of Geriatrics
College of Dentistry
The Ohio State University