If you recognize any of these signs or concerns in your child or yourself, it might be time to schedule a consultation with an orthodontist.
You want a beautiful smile
You feel a great smile will improve your self-esteem and self-confidence
You want the best for your family
Early or late loss of baby teeth
Difficulty chewing or biting
Sucking the thumb or fingers, or other oral habits
Crowded, misplaced or blocked-out teeth
Jaws that shift, make sounds, protrude or are recessed
Biting the cheek or biting into the roof of the mouth
Teeth that meet in an abnormal way or don't meet at all
Facial imbalance or asymmetry (features out of proportion to the rest of the face)
Grinding or clenching of teeth
Inability to comfortably close lips
A variety of orthodontic “appliances” are available today, thanks to on-going research in orthodontics. Options include traditional metal braces, tooth-colored braces, braces that go behind the teeth, clear aligners and other devices, as appropriate. Check with your orthodontist about the best way to achieve your treatment goals.
Head over to the American Association of Orthodontics website to learn more.