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Crossbite is a type of malocclusion where the upper and lower teeth do not align properly. It can affect a single tooth or a group of teeth and can occur on either or both sides of the mouth. Crossbite can be classified into two types: anterior crossbite and posterior crossbite.

Types of Crossbite[edit | edit source]

Anterior Crossbite[edit | edit source]

An Anterior Crossbite occurs when the upper front teeth sit behind the lower front teeth when the mouth is closed. This is also known as an underbite.

Posterior Crossbite[edit | edit source]

A Posterior Crossbite occurs when the upper back teeth sit inside the lower back teeth when the mouth is closed.

Causes of Crossbite[edit | edit source]

Crossbite is usually caused by a combination of genetic and environmental factors. Some of the common causes include:

Treatment of Crossbite[edit | edit source]

The treatment for crossbite depends on the type and severity of the condition. Treatment options include:

Complications of Crossbite[edit | edit source]

If left untreated, crossbite can lead to various complications such as:

See Also[edit | edit source]

Crossbite Resources
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