| Anterior Crossbite in Clinton

 

S. EVERETT RUSHING, D.M.D., P.A.

  ORTHODONTICS FOR CHILDREN AND ADULTS

BOARD CERTIFIED

 

 www.RushingOrthodontics.com


 
CLINTON, MISSISSIPPI   and   JACKSON, MISSISSIPPI

Anterior Crossbite
 

An anterior crossbite is present when one or more of the upper incisors fits behind the lower incisors. Such a crossbite can cause the lower jaw to shift forward and can affect the growth of the jaws. The upper incisors  can also force the lower incisors forward and damage the gum tissue and bone supporting the teeth. Therefore it is important for most anterior crossbites to be corrected early.

Simple crossbites involving only one or two teeth in each arch can usually be corrected with removable retainer-like appliances. If more teeth are involved , braces will probably be necessary for a few months. A more complex anterior crossbite occurs when there is a growth discrepancy between the upper and lower jaws. Early treatment with a facemask can pull the upper jaw forward to correct or minimize the crossbite. If the discrepancy is more serious, and if it is a family trait, more extensive treatment will be necessary, and in some cases surgical correction is required.

Below are before and after photographs of patients with anterior crossbites which we have corrected:

 

AM, 7 years old, had his anterior crossbite corrected in 2 months with a lower retainer-like appliance:

     

AM Before                                                         AM After

LR, 7 years old, had her anterior crossbite corrected in 4 months with a lower retainer-like appliance:

     

LR Before                                                         LR After

OL, 7 years old, had her anterior crossbite corrected in 5 months with an upper retainer-like appliance:

     

OL Before                                                         OL After

AL, 8 years old, had his anterior crossbite corrected in 6 months with braces on the upper and lower teeth:

     

AL Before                                                         AL After

RN, 6 years old, had anterior and posterior crossbites. She was treated 5 months with an upper palatal expander and a lower retainer-like appliance:

     

RN Before                                                         RN After

 

 
 
 
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