Re: Crossbite - Need Braces?
I would seriously condsider braces. The cross-bite essentially means that your teeth are not fitting together in the appropriate manner when you bite. It can have adverse affects on the overall health of your teeth during your adulthood if not treated. Risks include tooth mobility, recession, sensitivity, excessive wear, cracked teeth, increase risk for periodontal disease, muscle problems, TMJ problems. More times than not braces are to preserve the function of the teeth rather than cosmetic purposes. I would also seek the advice of an orthodontist who will provide you with all the information you need.
Best of Luck.