Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. An occlusal irregularity where a tooth (or teeth) has a more buccal or lingual position than its corresponding antagonist tooth in the upper or lower arcade.
  • v. To deceive; to trick.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A deception; a cheat.
  • transitive v. To deceive; to trick; to gull.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To cheat; swindle; gull; trick; entrap.
  • n. A deception; a cheat; a trick; a trap.

Etymologies

cross +‎ bite (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Braces What They ' re For: An anterior crossbite, when one or more teeth on top are behind teeth on the bottom (an underbite); buck teeth (an overbite); crooked teeth; spacing.

    The 8-Year-Old With a Perfect Smile

  • Face Mask What It ' s For: A severe anterior crossbite, or underbite with the lower jaw outgrowing the upper jaw

    The 8-Year-Old With a Perfect Smile

  • She has a crossbite where one front tooth is behind her bottom tooth as well as most of her left top side is shifted Inward or almost behind the bottom row of teeth.

    Our New Madison Office

  • An anterior crossbite involves one or more front teeth.

    Anterior Crossbite

  • Most of the time I wait till the child is at least five, but I have even corrected a posterior crossbite in a three year old albeit a remarkable three year old!

    Pacifiers

  • Your dentist will likely need to place a crossbite "expander" for a few months to correct that.--very common orthodontic correction.

    Pacifiers

  • Others will develop the dreaded open bite, overbite, or posterior crossbite*.

    Pacifiers

  • Thanks to your website I have a better understanding of what my 4-year olds dentist wants to do with his crossbite.

    Posterior Crossbite

  • If the only treatment goal is to correct the posterior crossbite, then only a few months of treatment is needed.

    Posterior Crossbite

  • I have a posterior crossbite on one side of my mouth.

    Posterior Crossbite

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