Malocclusions (“bad bites”) like those illustrated below, may benefit from early diagnosis and referral to an orthodontic specialist for a full evaluation.
Crossbite of front teeth
Top teeth are behind bottom teeth
Crossbite of back teeth
Top teeth are to the inside of bottom teeth
Front teeth do not meet when back teeth are closed
The lower teeth sit in front of upper teeth when back teeth are closed
Sucking on thumb, fingers
In addition, if you notice any of the following in your child, check with your orthodontist:
- early or late loss of baby teeth
- difficulty in chewing or biting
- mouth breathing
- jaws that shift or make sounds
- speech difficulties
- biting the check or the roof of the mouth
- facial imbalance
- grinding or clenching of the teeth.
Final treatment decisions should be made among the parent, child’s dentist and orthodontist.
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