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Thursday, December 12, 2013
Posterior bilateral cross bite
what is the best age to treat and are braces required?
Bilateral cross bites, if they are significant, should be treated as early as practical, with a first stage of therapy followed by observation. What is important is to record a centric relation bite registration so that the cross bite is not due to some tooth caused discrepancy which results in a shift of the mandible to one side.
Taking an accurate centric relation bite and mounting casts with that registration on a fully adjustable articulator will provide the necessary information as to the nature and extent of the cross bite.
Walter C Buchsieb, DDS, MS
Professor Emeritus - Clinical, Associate of Dentistry
College of Dentistry
The Ohio State University