Malocclusions (“bad bites”) like those illustrated below, may benefit from early diagnosis and referral to an orthodontic specialist for a full evaluation.
In addition, if you notice any of the following in your child, check with your orthodontist:
early or late loss of baby teeth
difficulty in chewing or biting
mouth breathing jaws that shift or make sounds
biting the cheek or the roof of the mouth • facial imbalance
grinding or clenching of the teeth
Final treatment decisions should be made among the parent, child’s dentist and orthodontist.