What should I look out for?

Recognize any of these early warning signs? It might be time to schedule an orthodontic exam.

  • Early or late loss of baby teeth

  • Difficulty chewing or biting

  • Mouth breathing

  • Finger sucking or other oral habits

  • Crowding, misplaced or blocked-out teeth

  • Jaws that shift, make sounds, protrude or are recessed

  • Speech difficulty

  • Biting the cheek or biting into the roof of the mouth

  • Protruding teeth

  • Teeth that meet in an abnormal way or don’t meet at all

  • Facial imbalance or asymmetry

  • Grinding or clenching of teeth