Does your child need orthodontics?

Posted on Sep 13, 2012

Does your child need orthodontics?

One of the most common questions asked at HGS Ortho, your Richmond or your Port Coquitlam orthodontist, by parents who want to know if their child is ready for orthodontic treatment is “what are some of the signs that orthodontic treatment is going to be necessary?”

Crooked teeth are not the only sign that orthodontic treatment may be required in the near future for your child to have a healthy, straight smile. In fact, there are quite a few early signs that can help you determine if your child requires a visit to the orthodontist. If you’re not certain about these signs, please contact us to¬†book an appointment at HGS Ortho, your Port Coquitlam orthodontist or your Richmond orthodontist, as soon as your child turns 7 years of age and we can evaluate the state of his jaw and teeth and determine if orthodontic treatment may be required.

Below you will find a list of the most common early signs that your child may require orthodontic care. If you have any questions or if you would like to book an appointment, please contact our team of orthodontic experts:

  • Chronic or extensive mouth breathing
  • Thumb sucking after the age of 6
  • Difficulty biting or chewing
  • Difficulty speaking
  • Uneven wear on teeth
  • Jaw pain
  • Grinding or tooth clenching

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