Five Signs That Your Child Needs Orthodontic Care
Posted on 6/6/2022 by OM
|Parents are usually advised to closely analyze their child's dental health in order to detect any anomalies at an early stage. Regular dental visits are also vital in detecting early signs that your child needs orthodontic care.
Crowded teeth are one of the early signs that your child needs orthodontic care. This dental problem is usually characterized by inadequate space in your child's mouth to accommodate all the permanent teeth coming in. If ignored, crowded teeth will lead to teeth growing in the upper roof of the mouth or lower jaw.
Protruding teeth is a case where your child's teeth stick out. This dental problem often leads to gum recession and tooth damage. Protruding teeth require early treatment in order to fix them, otherwise, the dental problem will only get worse as time passes and cause additional dental complications.
Biting and Chewing Challenges
Parents may observe that their child is struggling to bite food such as apples and experience pain when biting or chewing food. Such dental problems are caused by teeth misalignment which may be observed by checking if the teeth fit together when the child bites them.
Thumb sucking history
When the habit of thumb sucking persists past the age of five, it is cause for alarm as they may lead to dental problems in the child's life. The thumb sucking habit may lead to an open bite and a narrow upper jaw.
Crossbites and Improper jaw position
Lastly, misalignment of your child's jaw may cause them to experience difficulty in chewing and eventually lead to crossbites. Our practice uses orthodontic appliances such as braces, bands, and wires to correct such dental problems. Kindly contact us for professional orthodontic care for your child.