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orthodontics

When to see an Orthodontist

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 clinching of teeth

The American Association of Orthodontists recommends having an orthodontic screening by age 7.


© American Association of Orthodontists and Braces.org, 01/17/2012