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My top teeth are behind my bottom teeth when i close them

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My top teeth are behind my bottom teeth when i close them can anything be done to correct this?
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Dear ,

Yes.

The condition you describe is known as an "
anterior cross bite", and it is a type of bite problem that lends itself well to orthodontic treatment. Of course, there may be other aspects of your bite that do not conform well to the statistical "norm", so it is possible that orthodontic treatment prescribed for you may involve more than simply correcting the anterior cross bite. In addition, anterior cross bites may be associated with skeletal mal-relationships that require surgical rather than just orthodontic treatment, especially if the cross bite is severe and the lower jaw is significantly longer than the upper.

However, your first best thing to do would be to consult with an orthodontist, who will be able to take the full measure of your bite problem and devise a course of treatment so that your anterior cross bite can be corrected.

Hope this helps...
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