Palate, High


Palate, High

Objective: Height of the palate more than 2 SD above the mean

Subjective: Palatal height at the level of the first permanent molar more than twice the height of the teeth


The measuring device for this assessment is described in Hall et al. [2006]. A high palate is often associated with a narrow palate. However, a narrow palate can easily give a false appearance of a high palate. Height and width of the palate should be assessed and coded separately. We do not recommend the subjective determination because this term can be overused and applied inaccurately.


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