cross bite


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cross bite

A form of dental malocclusion in which the cusps of one tooth, e.g., arising from the maxilla, close within the cusps of the tooth arising in the mandible (or vice versa).
See also: bite
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In the control group, four subjects exhibited a bilateral posterior cross bite.
Chan, Zulanihs had a loose tooth and small signs of a posterior cross bite.
Similarly, Righellis' patient was projected to wear braces for 18 months to eliminate spacing and to correct a functional cross bite, but completed treatment in just 12 months by using the medical device as prescribed.