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Does my child need orthodontic treatment?

Does my child need orthodontic treatment?

Castaneda Orthodontics

Hello parents!

The first and most important thing to remember is that every child is different, which is why it’s so important to ensure your children visit the dentist regularly to check on their development and pick up any problems in the mouth early.

Many problems affect children’s oral health, including tooth decay, thumb sucking, tongue thrusting, lip sucking, and early tooth loss. Therefore, even though baby teeth are eventually replaced with permanent teeth, keeping baby teeth healthy is essential to a child’s overall health and well-being.

Generally speaking, orthodontic treatment starts between the ages of nine to 12 years old, although it’s not uncommon for treatment to start slightly earlier or later. 

So what are some of the reasons your child may need braces?

There are many factors, including your child’s oral and physical development. Here are signs that orthodontics might be an effective treatment for your child or early intervention at seven. 

Signs that your child may require orthodontic treatment include:

  • They lost baby teeth early
  • They have a misaligned jaw position

  • They have crowded (or crooked) teeth

  • They have spaces (or gaps)

  • They have prolonged thumb or dummy sucking

  • They’re mouth breathing

  • They have difficulty chewing

  • They have mouth or jaw pain

  • They have problems with speech

  • Abnormal eruptions

The best thing to do is bring them in for a checkup from 7. You can also watch a few common issues that could develop as your child grows. Keep in mind that some developing issues may be apparent only to a trained and experienced orthodontist.

How to Solve Your Child’s Orthodontic Problems?

Suppose you’re concerned about your child’s orthodontic health. In that case, it’s time to schedule a consultation with Castaneda Orthodontics so we can assess if your child would benefit from early intervention or ongoing monitoring of their growth and development.


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