Now this patient can eat her poutine pain free.
All of her years of pain could have been eliminated with early orthodontic detection and correction. This type of unilateral crossbite generally first appears in the child’s baby teeth and is best corrected at that time. The problem itself is a jaw problem not a tooth problem. The narrow upper jaw is much easier to widen in a young child when bones are more malleable. In general, the best and most resilient results are achieved when the problem is treated at a young age (age 3 to 7).
As well as causing headaches, unilateral crossbite can be as facially disfiguring as a protruding lower jaw or protruding upper teeth . Our focus must be to make an individual look, function, and feel as normal as possible as early as possible.
Dr. Vic Schacher Certified Specialist in Orthodontics