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Why Are Crossbites Best Dealt With at a Young Age?

Why Are Crossbites Best Dealt With at a Young Age?

Crossbites are a relatively common dental problem with the alignment of your teeth. Most crossbites occur when the upper teeth fit inside the lower teeth. If a crossbite is left untreated, it can lead to numerous problems, such as gum disease, abnormal wear of tooth surfaces, and even jaw misalignment.

The earlier treatment for crossbites starts, the better. When crossbites are addressed in childhood, they are corrected quickly and effectively with simple orthodontics such as braces or expanders, which help widen the jaw and make room for developing teeth. If crossbites are left until adulthood, more complex treatments may be required, including surgery in some cases.

What Causes Crossbites?

Crossbites can occur from numerous factors, including genetics, injury, or habits such as thumb-sucking. Whatever the cause, it’s crucial to get an accurate diagnosis of your crossbite before you begin any treatment.

How Can I Fix a Crossbite?

Crossbites are mostly correctable with a combination of time and dental orthodontics. If you have a crossbite or notice your child has a crossbite, it’s essential to take them to an orthodontist as soon as possible. A professional orthodontist can suggest treatment options to fix the issue, depending on the severity and cause.

At Maduke Bulat Orthodontists, our team of experts can diagnose a crossbite and create a customized treatment plan. We use the latest available technology to ensure your child gets the best possible care to give them a straight, healthy smile for life.

Maduke-Bulat is a long-established orthodontics practice in Surrey, BC. Dr. Sandra Maduke and Dr. Ryan Bulat are both certified specialists offering cutting-edge orthodontics in a warm and compassionate environment.

If you have any questions about this article or orthodontics in general, or if you want to make an appointment with Maduke-Bulat, please contact us at (604) 591-8621.

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