Functional crossbite | definition of functional crossbite by Medical dictionary
func·tion·al cross·bite (fŭngkshŭn-ăl krawsbīt)
Abnormal displacement when an occlusal interference requires the mandible to shift either anteriorly and/or laterally to achieve maximal occlusion.
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due to the premature contact could lead to a possible jaw deviation and temporomandibular pain dysfunction [6, 11].
occurs because of functional shift in mandible from centric relation to maximum intercuspation due to any premature contact of the malplaced tooth/teeth.
True unilateral posterior crossbite can be distinguished from functional crossbite
by observing the mandibular path of closure and by determining a crossbite in both centric relation and centric occlusion without a functional shift .