Think Your Child Needs Braces? What To Look For…

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Many people think they can look at their child and be able to tell whether or not they have an issue with their bite or teeth. Sometimes this is the case but more often than not there is a lot that cannot be seen, especially to the untrained eye. It is these concepts and problems that make it important for a child to see an orthodontist for an evaluation.

The following information was brought to you by one of our very own doctors who runs a successful practice. View him here Here are some of the things to look for that often suggest your child will need orthodontic treatment:

  • Difficulty with breathing or chewing
  • Losing baby teeth too early or late
  • Severe crowding
  • Improper jaw alignment
  • Cross bites Tongue thrusting
  • Thumb sucking

As you can see there are a lot of variables and a lot that can go wrong with a person’s bite and smile even at an early age. The best way to provide your child and even yourself with a great smile is to opt for a free exam with us. Even though children generally don’t need orthodontic treatment until they are 9-11, catching problems early can give you a peace of mind. It is also important to catch problems early so that your child has the highest chance to achieve a successful and beautiful smile.

According to a west end dentist in Vancouver Taking your child to see an orthodontist by the age of 7 gives you the best head start on addressing and identifying any issues and problems they may have with their bite and smile. If you haven’t taken your child in for an exam yet and they are passed the age of 7 do not worry. Damon Orthodontics can create life-changing smiles for all ages and all people. These are simply industry wide recommendations.

December 30, 2015

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