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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2 Cross bite - One or more teeth in the maxillary anterior or buccal segment is lingual to one or more of the opposing teeth in the mandibular arch in maximum intercuspation
There was a significant association between posterior cross bite and adenoid hypertrophy with otitis media.
Frontal view of the facial third analysis, facial profile, mandibular angle, tongue size, Facial medline to dental midline, upper to lower dental midline, overjet, overbite, anterior open bite, cross bite, scissors bite, palatal vault, maxillary and mandibular arch crowding and spacing, molar and canine relationships.
All cross bites in which upper arch needs to be widened.
Keels' more severe cases included a patient who presented with an asymmetric cross bite, a condition in which the cusps of a tooth in one arch exceed the cusps of the tooth in the opposing arch, in addition to overjet and an open bite or malocclusion, which is an improper positioning of the jaws.
The anterior cross bite can cause tissue damage around the affected lower incisor.
A little-known fact is that bottle feeding and frequent use of pacifiers causes dental malocclusions and cross bite (followed by large orthodontist's bills later in life), while breast-feeding does not.
Linder-Aronson1 (1979) associated characteristics such as narrow maxilla, proclined maxillary and mandibular incisors, and a tendency toward posterior cross bite and anterior open bite with mouth breathing.
In occlusion, he had a unilateral posterior cross bite on the right side without mandibular shift on closure (Fig.
She had Angle's class I occlusion with edge to edge incisors and bilateral posterior cross bite.