Are you concerned that your young son or daughter may need orthodontic care for their developing bite problems? Malocclusions can often occur at a young age due to problems with growth at birth, or simple due to poor oral fixation habits through their childhood. No matter what the cause, a malocclusion needs to be treated by your local Norwalk pediatric orthodontist as soon as possible in order to stop the problem from growing more severe later in life. However, bite problems occur in all shapes and types, and each needs its own level of oral health care. The first step to treating any bite problem is with a visit to the experts in young smiles at the welcoming offices of the Children’s Dental Group.
One of the most common and least severe of bite problems is known as a crossbite. Crossbites can sound complex, but in fact this type of malocclusion occurs when one or more of the upper teeth of the jaws bite on the wrong side of the lower teeth. In most cases a crossbite occurs due to one or more teeth that have grown into incorrect positions. This causes poor chewing habits, difficulty speaking, increased wear of young teeth, gum disease, as well as poor jaw development which can contribute to development of a painful jaw disorder later in life. Crossbites should be treated early by your trusted Norwalk pediatric orthodontist in order to stop problems from occurring in adulthood.
Class two malocclusions occur in two main varieties, known as overbites and overjets. An overbite occurs when the front teeth of the upper jaw protrude further than the front teeth of the lower jaw. In most cases, this causes the front teeth of the upper and lower jaws to never come into contact with each other, and often blocks the lower incisors from view entirely. This bite problem most often occurs due to teeth which develop out of proportion to one another, but can also be caused by problems with jaw growth. An overjet occurs for the very same reasons, and causes the front teeth of the lower jaw to protrude further out from the front teeth of the upper jaw. Both problems should be treated by your professional Norwalk pediatric orthodontist in order to achieve a more beautiful smile into adulthood that supports healthy speaking and chewing habits.
For the very best in care of bite problems of all levels of severity, be sure to book your child’s appointment with your neighborhood Norwalk pediatric orthodontist. Our fully licensed and professionally trained team at the uniquely kid-friendly offices of the Children’s Dental Group work to put young patients at ease all while providing specialized care for kids of all ages. With orthodontic care from the Children’s Dental Group, you can insure healthy smiles for a lifetime.