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 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 t...  Read Full »

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