Breast –feeding exclusively for at least 6 months and more than 12 months can reduce the potential for posterior crossbite in deciduous teeth. This recommendation from The World Health Organization is based on the benefit for both the mother and the Child.
Breast-feeding exclusively enhances craniofacial growth and development and helps prevent non-nutritive sucking habits. Breast feeding for less than six months or not at all has been shown to result in malocclusion and posterior crossbite. Crossbite in deciduous teeth develop early and rarely self correct.
If your child has developed a crossbite Dr. Heather Carr at Point Family Dentistry and Orthodontics in Bloomington, Minnesota can help.