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Braces…On Baby Teeth?

Many parents wait until all of their child’s permanent teeth have grown in before considering the need for orthodontic treatment. However, the American Association of Orthodontists recommends bringing kids in for an evaluation by the age of seven. That’s because some, more severe issues may occur before all the adult teeth have erupted. The following three conditions may require early orthodontic treatment:

  1. Crossbites. When your child bites down, his upper teeth normally sit over the top of his lower teeth. Crossbites occur when one or more of the upper teeth sit on the inside of the lower teeth, tilting toward the cheek or tongue. This may occur on either or both sides, the front, or back of the mouth. Crossbites don’t typically correct themselves, getting deeper with time and placing a lot of pressure on the jaw. Fortunately, correction is fairly easy, even with growing children. (more…)

January 24, 2013 at 1:54 am 3 comments


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