Have you considered getting orthodontics for yourself or your child? The American Association of Orthodontists recommends an initial orthodontic evaluation at the first sign of orthodontic problems, or no later than seven years of age.
At this young age, orthodontic treatment may not be vital; but close examination can determine the best time to begin orthodontic treatment.
It is never too late to have a complimentary consultation.
Reasons for a Check-Up
It isn’t always easy for parents to determine if their child needs an orthodontic solution. There are, however, a few signs or habits that may indicate a need for a check-up, no matter the age:
- Losing baby teeth too soon or too late
- Difficulty when biting or chewing
- Breathing through the mouth
- Sucking on one’s finger
- Sucking on one’s thumb
- Jaws that shift or make noises
- Misplaced, crowded or blocked out teeth
- Teeth that do not meet or meet abnormally
- Jaw and teeth out of proportion to the rest of the face
- Biting of the roof of the mouth or the cheeks
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