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
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.
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