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Solution for Crossbite & Receding Gum - Adult

11/11/2009

Question:

I have one front bottom tooth that is being pushed forward due to crossbite. Over the last year or so, this has also caused the gum on that tooth to recede and I am having sensitivity. My dentist suggested I get braces to correct the crossbite (with an option to keep the tooth & do a gum graft or remove the tooth altogether). I was hoping there was another solution besides braces. My teeth are fairly straight, except for this one tooth in crossbite. Do you have any other solutions to offer? Thanks!

Answer:

Thank you for visiting NetWellness.  Braces are the best solution.

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Response by:

Mark G Hans, DDS, MSD Mark G Hans, DDS, MSD
Professor of Orthodontics
School of Dental Medicine
Case Western Reserve University