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Common orthodontic problems

Early Signs That Your Child
Might Need Orthodontic Intervention

Identifying the need for orthodontic intervention in children can be challenging due to subtle signs. Nevertheless, early intervention is crucial to effectively address issues like poor oral resting postures and crowded teeth, especially while baby teeth are still present. Tackling these concerns during the active growth phase in children promotes a return to more normal growth and development. At Davis Dental, we prioritize early intervention to ensure optimal oral health for your child’s future.

prominent signs

what are signs that you should be looking for?

  • An open mouth posture with the lips apart when not speaking, eating, or drinking
  • Mouth breathing (both during the day and at night)
  • No space between the front baby teeth
  • Uneven or poorly aligned lower front permanent teeth
  • Drooling, associated with an open mouth posture
  • Headaches
  • Grinding or clenching of the teeth during day or night
  • Chronic ear aches or infections
  • Allergies
  • Colic
  • Bedwetting that persists past the age of 3
  • Waking during the night/nightmares
  • Psychological and/or attention problems
  • Cannot sit still or persistent fidgeting
  • Large tonsils
  • Restless sleep
  • Snoring
  • Heavy breathing
  • Chapped lips
  • Tongue Thrust
  • Asthma