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Orthodontics for Children
... If your child has any of the following symptoms, a more detailed orthodontic exam may be called for: Abnormal bite relationship (teeth that don’t match up well when biting) Baby teeth that are lost too early or too late Biting the cheek or roof of the mouth Breathing through the mouth excessively (instead of through the nose) Disproportionate teeth or jaws Problems with biting down or chewing food Teeth that have become crowded, knocked out or in the wrong place Thumb-sucking or finger-sucking "Loose" jaws that can be easily shifted around or make popping noises when opening or closing Benefits of early treatment in children Here are just some of the benefits of catching problems early: Avoiding impacted teeth Avoid the need for tooth extractions Avoiding more costly and lengthy orthodontic treatments in later life Avoiding soft tissue and palate injuries from protruding teeth Bad habits like thumb- or finger- sucking can be corrected Correcting breathing, speaking, swallowing or eating problems Creating space for newly erupting or future erupting teeth Erupting teeth and jaws can be gently glided into their correct positions As your child grow Early identification of orthodontic issues provides the opportunity guide proper growth your child develops...