What is a Crossbite?

A crossbite is when a tooth or teeth are abnormally closer to the buccal (cheek) region or lingual (tongue) region of the mouth than the teeth above or below them. Essentially, a crossbite occurs when any of the upper teeth fit into the wrong side of the lower teeth. Crossbites fall into the following categories:…

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What is an Underbite?

An underbite, or mandibular prognathism, is a Class III malocclusion characterized by abnormal protrusion of the lower teeth, or of the lower jaw and teeth. It is the exact opposite of overbites, which we discussed in this past article. Underbites are far less common than overbites, but can be more extreme and may require more…

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