crossbite

An abnormal relation of one or more teeth of one arch to the opposing tooth or teeth of the other arch due to labial, buccal, or lingual deviation of tooth position, or to abnormal jaw position.

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n.
a condition in which some or all of the lower teeth close outside the upper teeth during normal closure.

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cross·bite (krosґbīt″) malocclusion in which the mandibular teeth are in buccal version (or in complete lingual version in posterior segments) to the maxillary teeth, bilaterally, unilaterally, or involving only a pair of opposing teeth, so that opposing occlusal surfaces are not in contact in habitual occlusion. Also written cross bite and X-bite.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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  • Crossbite — Classification and external resources Unilateral Posterior Crossbite. ICD 10 K07.2 ICD 9 …   Wikipedia

  • Crossbite — Cross bite (kr[o^]s b[imac]t ), n. A deception; a cheat. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Crossbite — Cross bite , v. t. To deceive; to trick; to gull. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • crossbite — n. a condition in which some or all of the lower teeth close outside the upper teeth during normal closure …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • crossbite — ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ transitive verb Etymology: cross (V) + bite archaic : to cheat in return : outwit, cozen …   Useful english dictionary

  • anterior crossbite — crossbite in which one or more primary or permanent maxillary incisors are lingual to the mandibular incisors. Anterior crossbite in a five year old child, caused by incisor interference and resultant anterior shift of the mandible on closure …   Medical dictionary

  • posterior crossbite — crossbite in which one or more primary or permanent posterior teeth are locked in an abnormal relation with the opposing teeth of the opposite arch; it may be buccal or lingual crossbite and may be accompanied by a shift of the mandible …   Medical dictionary

  • buccal crossbite — crossbite in which the maxillary molar is buccal to its mandibular antagonist …   Medical dictionary

  • lingual crossbite — crossbite in which the maxillary or mandibular molar is lingual to its antagonist …   Medical dictionary

  • scissors-bite crossbite — telescoping crossbite crossbite in which the mandibular arch is entirely lingual to the maxillary arch …   Medical dictionary

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