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The AAO*


recommends all children


get a checkup no later than age 7. *American Association of Orthodontists


Malocclusions (“bad bites”) like those illustrated below, may benefit from early diagnosis and referral to an orthodontic provider for a full evaluation.


CROSSBITE OF FRONT TEETH Top teeth are behind bottom teeth


CROSSBITE OF BACK TEETH Top teeth are to the inside of bottom teeth


CROWDING


OPEN BITE


Front teeth do not meet when back teeth are closed


PROTRUSION


DEEP BITE


UNDERBITE teeth when back teeth are closed


SPACING


ORAL HABITS


In addition, if you notice any of the following in your child, check with your dentist: The lower teeth sit in front of upper


Sucking on thumb, fingers


• 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 of clenching of the teeth


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