People in the modern days have high demand for beautiful and aligned teeth, hence the growing popularity of orthodontic treatments. While it is commonly believed that only teenagers or above would need braces, children of much younger age may also need orthodontics. Parents may keep in mind the following 7 signs when your children may need early braces treatment.
Crowded or Crooked Teeth
This may be one of the most common and noticeable signs that your child needs braces. It happens when there is not enough space for all the teeth to grow properly, leading to some teeth turning sideways. You can see it clearly when your child develops a lisp or has discomfort when chewing.
Overbite or Underbite
An overbite occurs when the upper teeth protrude over the lower ones. An underbite is opposite, where the lower teeth protrude past the upper teeth. These phenomena not only ruin the beauty of your child’s face, but also cause difficulties for biting, chewing and speaking.
A crossbite occurs when the upper teeth fit inside the lower teeth. This can cause the teeth to wear down unevenly, causing problems for chewing and speaking.
Open Bite/Gaps between Teeth
When there are gaps between the upper and lower teeth when the mouth is closed, or among teeth, this is a big sign for your child have orthodontic treatment.
(Mild gaps between teeth)
Have you ever noticed your child breathing through his/her mouth rather than nose? You may think that is just their harmless habit. In fact, a mouth-breather potentially suffers from a narrow jaw as their tongue cannot rest against the roof of the mouth, and their teeth can be shifted, causing orthodontic issues.
The habit of sucking the thumb can alter the way your child’s teeth grow. It can result in jaw pain and misaligned teeth and jaws. If you notice your child doing so, this is the sign he or she has teeth that need braces.
(Overbite from thumb sucking)
Early or Late Loss of Baby Teeth
If your child loses the baby teeth too early, the remaining teeth may shift into the spaces and create problems with the bite. In contrast, if the baby tooth is lost too late, it can delay the eruption of the permanent teeth. Either way may lead to orthodontic problems.
In summary, if you notice your child have any of the mentioned signs, it is highly suggested that you visit your dentist for orthodontic consultation. Starting from as soon as 6 years old, your child can already wear Invisalign for teeth alignment. Here at TGM Dental, our orthodontists have years of experience working with young kids and parents, as we regularly organize voluntary programs to treat disadvantaged and misfortune children. We offer a wide range of orthodontic treatments, and are mindful to create treatment plan tailored to the aesthetic goals and financial status of our clients.
Early detection and treatment of orthodontic problems can prevent more severe dental issues in the future. Work with us to protect and bring back healthy smiles for your children. We believe “Brighter smiles, brighter future”.
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