We offer Free Orthodontic Consultations for both Children and Adults 

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Posterior Cross Bite 

Patient presents with Posterior crossbite (upper back teeth are positioned inside of lower teeth). 

Correcting CROSSBITE is URGENT and time sensitive. A crossbite needs to be addressed while the patient is actively growing.

If one attempts to correct a posterior crossbite is started after 10 years of age (slower growth period for the maxilla and jaw), the patient's palatal suture my have fused already and non-ideal result may occur (more tipping of teeth instead of moving teeth and widening of nasal passages). 

Narrow maxilla and posterior crossbites may result in narrow nasal passages, restricted airway, snoring, mouth breathing, among other various breathing issues. 
 

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After

Itero Scanner provides digital scans of teeth

(No more gagging with alginate impression) 

Anterior Cross Bite 

Patient presents with anterior crossbite (underbite - upper teeth are positioned behind of lower teeth).

 

Correcting CROSSBITE is URGENT and time sensitive. A crossbite needs to be addressed while the patient is actively growing.

 

If orthodontics is started after 10 years of age (slower growth period for maxilla and jaw), surgery may be needed to correct jaw positioning. 

The patient still has baby teeth that remain, but now both adult and baby teeth are in correct positioned now facilitating normal growth and alignment.

CONTACT

408-249-5121

ABOUT

Drs. Elizabeth Ng, Nancy Li, Sona Gill, Scott Ngai, Raj Lotwala, and Janice Hwang specialize in pediatric dentistry and orthodontics.

 

Our office is the original and longest standing pediatric dental office in the city of Santa Clara. Our dentists have completed university programs in and are certified for the specialty of dentistry and orthodontics for children and adults.  

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