Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Alignment Problems To Watch For In Children

When your children are the age of six to eight you will want pay close attention to the alignment of their teeth.

If you notice any of the following problems, you will want to talk to an orthodontist about orthodontic treatment.

Excessive spacing: Usually happens with abnormal growth of the jawbone.
Crowding: This is when the jaw is too small to accommodate permanent teeth.
Under-bite: When the lower jaw grows larger than the upper jaw.
Over-bite: When the upper jaw grows larger than the lower jaw.
Open-bite: When the teeth are  unable to make physical contact for a proper bite.
Cross-bite: When the upper teeth close inside the lower teeth.
Over-jet (protruding): Teeth that are too far forward commonly known as "buckteeth". 

If these problems are left untreated they can result in tooth decay, gum disease, headaches and ear aches, as well as speaking, biting or chewing problems. 

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