Problems to watch for in Growing Children

Updated: Jul 9, 2019

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

  • speech difficulties

  • 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.