National Orthodontic Health Month

kid bracesAccording to the American Association of Orthodontists, children should have an orthodontic assessment by the time they are age 7.

Most orthodontic patients start treatment between the age of 9 and 14. Some early signs your child may need orthodontic treatment:

  • Losing baby teeth too early or too late
  • Excessive mouth breathing
  • Problems speaking, chewing or biting
  • Thumb sucking
  • Abnormal bite
  • Crowded teeth
  • Teeth grinding
Written byOrthodontic Specialists of Florida October 9, 2014