Malocclusion is often a condition that’s inherited, which means that teeth are crowded and crooked. There are so many things that can cause teeth problems like thumb-sucking, baby teeth loss, or an accident. If from an early age you have been taking your child to a dentist, he or she will be in a better position to detect the problems early.However, the other thing that that will be of help is that you know of any warning signs that your child needs braces. In particular, below are some of the signs that your child may need braces.
If at a very young age your child’s mouth is already crowded, then they may need braces. The more teeth come in, the more crowded it will become, and your child’s teeth may end up crooked. If the condition is not treated, then it can cause tooth impaction. Tooth impaction means that for the permanent teeth they will not get space. They can get stuck at the lower jaw or the roof of the mouth.
A crossbite causes an improper fit when it comes to the upper and lower teeth because the jaw will have deviated to the side. A child suffering from crossbite will have jaw pain, teeth that are worn out, and the jaw will grow asymmetrically. Once you notice that your kid’s chin is not in the center with the nose or the upper teeth fall behind the lower teeth, you should seek treatment immediately. If the problem is not fixed as soon as possible, it can lead to irreversible problems.
Teeth that protrude can cause so many health issues, self-esteem problems, and safety concerns. If your child’s teeth have protruded, then it will lead to roof biting, and in severe cases, it will cause gum recession. If your child has protruding teeth don’t expect them to get better with time or fix themselves. At a very young age, the orthodontist can make good use of the braces so that the teeth of the child can be repaired. The treatment that each kid needs to fix protruding teeth is different depending on their individual needs.
Difficulty Biting and Chewing
If a child’s mouth is healthy, it should then fit in properly in a way that biting and chewing will be facilitated. If you notice that when it comes to biting things like an apple the child is struggling, chewing food is hard for them and painful, those are clear signs that braces are needed. The braces will assist with the bite issues, and within no time they will form the teeth to match together so that to work efficiently. Additionally, a child with this problem can often bite their tongues or their cheeks.
If you want to ensure your child’s oral health with braces, contact us here at Ashburn Children’s Dentistry today to schedule your consultation! If you have any questions about braces for your child our team would be happy to help. We are conveniently located in Ashburn, VA.