The most common reason for crossbite in children is genetics. In most instances, it is a genetic case that has a relation to the parents or other members of the close family. It’s not just the constant use of pacifier, improper chewing habits, nail biting, and thumb sucking—a common childhood habit—that causes crossbite; it can also be the delayed loss of primary teeth. It’s possible that this condition is exacerbated by having very large tonsils or adenoids. Dr. Timothy C. Hardy can take x-rays during your first consultation to determine the original cause of your crossbite and help advice on how to remedy it. Read about early tooth loss.
Effects of Cross bites:
Misaligned biting increases the risk of dental problems and bruxism. You might also experience health concerns, mental disorders, or other issues. Gum disease, tooth decay, and strain in the jaw muscles can all be caused by a misaligned bite, which can eventually lead to chronic jaw disorders and discomfort in the neck, shoulder, and back.
You must have a diagnosis as soon as possible for the correction of these type of conditions in order to prevent future oral and skeletal problems. To avoid the need for orthognathic surgery, this problem must be addressed before it worsens.