What is A Crossbite? What are the Causes and Treatment?

What is a crossbite?

A crossbite is a dental condition that occurs when one or more of a person’s teeth doesn’t fit correctly with the others. This causes them to bite on the sides of their mouth. This can cause difficulty in chewing and speaking and can lead to other dental problems. A crossbite can be corrected through the use of braces. What causes this and how can Outstanding Orthodontics treat it?

The Causes of a Crossbite

Two things can cause a crossbite. First is genetics. For example, if people in your family have crossbites then it is likely you will too. The other cause is skeletal. There are also circumstantial factors that can come into play. This includes mouthbreathing and thumb sucking.

Treatment for A Crossbite

Crossbites are fixed using orthodontic tools and sometimes even surgery. Treatment times for adults and children vary widely. Every case has a different level of severity. It can take anywhere from 18 months to 3 years to correct this orthodontic problem.


If you want to correct your crossbite, we are here for you. No matter how severe your case is, we will provide the best treatment plan. We take a deep look at a person’s situation and create a unique plan just for their case. simply schedule a free consultation with our team of professionals and we’ll get you started.