Early treatment of anterior cross bite. A literature review


Nowadays, it is widely accepted the importance of treating early occlusal abnormalities of clinical significance for the development of the stomatognathic system. An early treatment would restore the harmony and the functionality of the craniofacial complex, it simplifies the corrective procedures, reduces the need for permanent tooth extractions and brings psychological benefits to patients, to name a few. The presence of malocclusions should intervene early to restore proper neural excitation in the craniofacial complex and provide the conditions necessary for each patient to receive their growth potential. The anterior cross bite (MCA) should be treated early to prevent harmful effects on growth and, the development of the maxilla and mandible, to avoid traumatic occlusal forces and restore proper muscle contraction patterns in the patient. This article shows some of the early treatment options for the MCA in primary and mixed dentition after an accurate diagnosis.
Key words: Anterior cross bite, early treatment, class III malocclusion, occlusal plane. Periodontitis, microbiology, transmission, Aggregatibacter actinomycetemcomitans.



  • Jesús Hernández Universidad del Valle. Cali, Colombia.
  • Margarita Padilla Universidad del Valle. Cali, Colombia.


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, Universidad del Valle. Cali, Colombia.

Odontólogo Pediatra. Profesor, Escuela de Odontología.

, Universidad del Valle. Cali, Colombia.

Odontóloga Pediatra Profesora, Escuela de Odontología


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Hernández, J., & Padilla, M. (2017). Early treatment of anterior cross bite. A literature review. Revista Estomatología, 19(2). https://doi.org/10.25100/re.v19i2.5733
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