When Should My Child See The Orthodontist?

You may be asking yourself, “When should my child see the orthodontist?” Children should visit Dr. O’Byrn for an evaluation around age 7. Although treatment will not necessarily start at this age, an exam is necessary to maintain the best dental health of your child.

Some children need early orthodontic treatment to:

  • correct bite problems (how the teeth & jaws fit together)
  • address oral habits (such as thumb sucking or tongue trusting)
  • help with teeth spacing issues and
  • guide facial development

Signs that your child may need to see Dr. O’Byrn:

  • Early or Late teeth loss
  • Crooked teeth
  • Mouth breathing
  • Thumb sucking
  • Teeth that do not meet together properly
  • Jaws that do not meet together properly
  • Facial imbalance
  • Chewing or biting difficulty
  • Speech difficulty
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