Common "Crossbite" queries answered by top doctors | iCliniq


Crossbite is a dental condition that affects the alignment of the teeth. The upper teeth fit behind the lower teeth when your mouth remains closed. It is fixed by using braces, palatal expanders, headgears, tooth removal, and surgery. Untreated crossbite causes jaw pain and jaw problems.

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I have crowding in my lower anterior, a crossbite, and twisted canines. What would be the optimum treatment choices and cost?

Query: Hello doctor,I am a 23-year-old female with crowding in my lower anterior, a crossbite that extends to tooth number 12, rotated canines, and other conditions. Due to unforeseen stress two months ago, the root canal was deemed non-vital. I also have bruxism frequently. Oral findings include crowding ...  Read Full »

Dr. Mayank Khandelwal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and can understand your concern. I suggest you go for a clear aligner treatment. Reasons: 1. Case of mild requirement. You do not have severe crowding and little spaces in the upper. Esthetically, you are okay with the current position of teeth for ...  Read Full »

I have a crossbite. Can this be fixed with braces, or will I have to undergo surgery?

Query: Hi doctor,I am a 16-year-old, and I have a crossbite. It is a huge insecurity for me. I did not have a crossbite when I was younger, but my jaw started getting more asymmetrical as I grew. Can this be fixed with braces, or will I have to undergo surgery?  Read Full »

Dr. Mayank Khandelwal

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. Crossbite is a condition when your teeth come in contact with each other in an abnormal manner. There are multiple types of crossbite - anterior (front teeth) or posterior (back teeth). It could be on one side or both sides. Depending on the c...  Read Full »

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