Crossbite treatment

Your trusted crossbite treatment

Correcting a crossbite transforms your life by providing health, comfort and an aligned smile. As Missouri’s top-rated dental company, Unger Orthodontics corrects teeth and jaw placement for kids and adults through various methods to suit your wants and needs. Feel confident choosing a treatment option after learning about crossbite causes and symptoms.

What causes a crossbite?

Crossbite malocclusion is when your teeth don’t come together in the correct position, such as your top teeth resting behind your bottom teeth when you close your mouth or bite. A singular tooth, multiple teeth or a whole jawbone could have a crossbite. It happens for various reasons:

  • Genetics
  • Thumb sucking
  • Extended use of a pacifier
  • Delayed loss of baby teeth
  • Fast growth of adult teeth
  • Abnormal swallowing
  • Nail-biting
  • Tooth position
  • Jaw position
  • Oversized tonsils

  • Crossbite symptoms

    When teeth align correctly, wider upper teeth lay outside the bottom teeth. Crossbite is the opposite of this. There are two main types, including anterior crossbite, when an upper tooth or teeth rest within the lower jaw, and posterior crossbite, when a bottom tooth or teeth rest inside the upper jaw.

    Either of these types can cause symptoms like:

    • Jaw pain
    • Teeth grinding
    • Chronic headaches
    • Cavities
    • Periodontal disease
    • Trouble chewing, biting or closing your mouth

Why correct a crossbite?

Why choose us?

Unger Orthodontics leads as the best dental practice in Saint Peters, Missouri. Top-rated services provide you with a healthy smile for life. Our clients give us excellent reviews because of our:

  • Invisalign® partnership
  • Diamond or Diamond + level Invisalign® providers
  • Outstanding user experience
  • Premier care
  • Quality treatment