Can Jaw Surgery Fix Crossbite?

Posted on 3/1/2024 by Weo Admin
gloved hand holds breathing mask to sleeping patient's faceJaw surgery can fix a crossbite. A maxillary or mandibular osteotomy will correct a jaw that sticks out too much, leading to either an anterior or posterior crossbite.

How Does Jaw Surgery Fix Crossbite?

Jaw surgery plays a crucial role in correcting severe cases of crossbite, a misalignment where upper teeth partially overlap lower teeth, leading to several functional and aesthetic concerns. In anterior crossbites, this overlap affects the front teeth, while posterior crossbites involve the back teeth. Although posterior crossbites are more prevalent, impacting up to 16 percent of children and 5 percent of adults, both types require timely intervention to avoid complications.

The primary reason for correcting crossbites lies in the discomfort and potential damage they cause. The grinding and misalignment of teeth can lead to pain, speech impediments, and difficulty chewing effectively. In such cases, jaw surgery emerges as a viable option for realigning the jaws and teeth, ultimately restoring proper function and improving facial aesthetics.

Jaw osteotomy stands out as the best treatment for crossbite. Other options, such as braces, aligners, and palate expanders, are mostly temporary fixes. Your orthognathic surgeon will assess the jaws and determine which jaw adjustment will easily resolve the crossbite. Mandibular osteotomy is a surgery that adjusts the position of the lower jaw to correct a crossbite, while a maxillary osteotomy adjusts the position of the upper jaw to resolve a crossbite. At times, a surgeon will conduct a double jaw osteotomy, whereby the position of both jaws will be adjusted. Jaw osteotomies involve a lot of preparation, including the alignment of teeth using braces or other alignment techniques, to ensure that the teeth fit well together after the surgery.

What Is the Cost of Crossbite Surgery Treatment?

Orthognathic surgeries to correct crossbite vary in cost depending on the severity of the condition, the type of surgery, and the selected treatment option. Dental insurance can help significantly lower costs. Our treatment plans are pocket-friendly and customizable to customer preferences.

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Contact us today if you have problems with teeth alignment. We will assess you for crossbite and craft a workable treatment plan. Our experienced surgical teams will help you completely resolve this crossbite problem.

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