Should Your Child Have an Orthodontic Examination?
The American Association of Orthodontists recommends that all children receive an orthodontic screening by age 7, especially if they exhibit the following signs or habits:

  • Early or late loss of baby teeth

  • Difficulty in chewing or biting

  • Mouth breathing

  • Thumb- or finger-sucking

  • Crowding, misplaced or blocked out teeth

  • Jaws that shift or make sounds

  • Biting the cheek or roof of the mouth

  • Teeth that meet abnormally or not at all

  • Jaws and teeth that are out of proportion to the rest of the face.

Further Reading
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