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Ideally, children should have an orthodontic evaluation no later than the age of 7

Early intervention is crucial sometimes to take the advantage of growth to achieve permanent skeletal results.

The kinds of problems orthodontists may recommend treating while a child still has some baby teeth include:

  • Underbites – when the lower front teeth are ahead of the upper front teeth

  • Crossbites – when the jaw shifts to one side

  • Very crowded teeth

  • Excessively spaced teeth

  • Extra or missing teeth

  • Teeth that meet abnormally, or don’t meet at all

  • Thumb, finger, or pacifier- sucking that is affecting the teeth or jaw growth

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