Dr. Sarah Jovan D.M.D.
4010 Sandy Brook Dr., Suite 208 Round Rock, TX 78665

(512) 716-1800

When is the Optimal Time to See an Orthodontist?

Predicting whether your child will need orthodontic treatment care can be difficult. All children progress at varying rates and the position of the baby teeth does not necessarily indicate the position of the adult teeth. Beginning treatment at the appropriate time ensures the greatest results and helps to reduce the risk of more complex treatment needed in the future. Teeth and jaws that may look normal can be hiding problems that are best addressed before age 7.

Clues that Your Child Needs an Orthodontic Evaluation:0

  • Losing baby teeth early or late
  • Problems with biting or chewing
  • Thumb-sucking
  • Evidence of crossbite
  • Protruding upper or lower teeth
  • Biting the cheek or roof of the mouth
  • Teeth that don’t touch when closing the mouth
  • Crowded, misplaced or blocked-out teeth

The Airway – Proper Breathing and the Effects on Growth

The ability of your child to breathe properly through their nose influences the way their entire facial structure develops. It gives them their adult facial appearance. A child who does not breathe well usually does not sleep well and snores. Your child’s narrow airway and difficulty breathing is affecting more than you know.

Signs that Your Child Needs to See an Orthodontist for Airway Issues

  • Dark circles under the eyes
  • Difficulty breathing through nose – mouth breathing
  • Chronic allergies
  • Sleepiness even after a full nights rest
  • Snoring or teeth grinding
  • Hyperactivity and lack of focus
  • In search of alternative methods for ADHD like symptoms
  • Upper front teeth protrude out of the lip closure
  • Prolonged bedwetting
  • High arched, narrow palate

*View the No Later Than Age 7 brochure.

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