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Taking your kids to the Orthodontist

Taking your kids to the orthodontist can be a positive experience for the both of you. At your child’s first orthodontic appointment, our dentist will examine their teeth and bite. Even though your child’s baby teeth might look straight, not all bite problems are obvious. Some symptoms that could indicate the presence of a bite problem, such as:

• Losing baby teeth earlier or later than usual
• Thumb-sucking or tongue-thrusting
• Teeth that meet abnormally
• Grinding or clenching teeth
• Difficulty speaking or eating
• An imbalanced facial appearance
• Crowded or misplaced teeth

Next, our dentist will determine the best course of action. While some children may benefit from conventional braces, others might need other types of orthodontic appliances. Special orthodontic treatments can be used to expand the palate and guide the growth of the jaw to allow for easier treatment with braces later. Call Pacific Dental Care today to learn more or to schedule your appointment with our kid’s orthodontist.

 

Pediatric Dentistry is a branch of dentistry that encompasses a child’s dental health from babies
to adolescents. Pediatric dentists are good sources of information that will assist parents to
maintain good dental health of their children. It is important to establish a good dental home for
children when the first tooth comes out so that a prevention program where tooth decay and
gum disease can be avoided by the constant communication of the parents and the dental
home.

Before And After Photos

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