Orthodontic problems such as crowding of the teeth, too much space between the teeth, issues with jaw growth, protruding teeth, and unaligned bites can result from a number of different causes. Orthodontic issues can be genetic, caused by an injury to the mouth, an early or late loss of baby teeth, or thumb-sucking habits.
Receiving early orthodontic treatment can help prevent the need for orthodontics as an adult, leaving little to no chance of extraction or surgery in the future. Most children lose all of their baby teeth by the age 13 and their jaw bones will harden and stop growing by the end of their teen years.
If your child is between the ages of seven and eight and shows signs of needing orthodontic care, or if you have been directed by your family dentist to visit the orthodontist, please contact our practice and schedule an appointment. Our team will be happy to provide your child with an initial exam and discuss with you the best steps to take toward caring for your child’s smile!