Cross bites

A cross bite is another orthodontic condition which you should get treated to correct the alignment and bite of your teeth. A cross bite can significantly impact the appearance of your smile.

What is a cross bite?

A cross bite is a condition where your upper teeth bite inside the lower teeth. This may occur in front of your mouth and/or on one or both sides of your mouth.

Issues with cross bites

It is very important that you should get this condition treated as it can cause excessive wear to your teeth. As the upper teeth bite inside the lower teeth, the function of your teeth will be poor especially when chewing food. In addition, cross bites can also affect jaw development and movement, sometimes leading to jaw asymmetry. Your smile can also be affected by this condition.

How to correct cross bites

At Smiling Wide Orthodontics, removable appliances are commonly used to solve this orthodontic problem at an early age. At later ages, we also correct crossbites with fixed functional appliances and braces. Through these treatments, we can move the teeth to the best possible position.

Feel free to contact us for your complimentary consultation to find out more about any of our orthodontic treatments and how they can be used to resolve issues like cross bites.