Common Orthodontic Problems

Posterior Crossbite

A posterior crossbite will usually result from a narrow upper jaw or abnormally wide lower jaw.

A narrow upper jaw will often force a patient to move their lower jaw forward or to the side when closing into a stable bite. When closed into this accommodating position, the lower teeth are located outside the upper teeth.

A posterior crossbite can involve one side of the jaw, known as a unilateral crossbite, or both sides of the jaw, known as a bilateral crossbite.

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