By on 3-11-2012 in Appliance

Anterior crossbite is a common malocclusion encountered in children wherein the maxillary incisors are inclined lingually in relation to the mandibular incisors. It is an esthetic and functional concern of parents during the developmental stage of a child.

Delayed treatment can lead to serious complications such as loss of arch lenth, traumatic occlusion, stripping of gingival tissue and pocket formation.

An inclined bite plane can be fabricated to correct an anterior crossbite. It is advantageous to do early treatment during mixed dentition stage of tooth development. This simple appliance speedily corrects the abnormal locking of teeth with little or no discomfort and minimal patient compliance.

Bite Me – by Dr Janina Cristina D Tayag

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