When is the Right Time to Get Your Kids Braces?

So you’ve noticed that your kid has some problems with their teeth. Maybe it’s that crooked eye tooth that protrudes out too far. Or perhaps, they can’t really close her mouth all the way. Or possibly, it could be a breathing problem.

Whatever it is, you’ve determined that your child might be a candidate for braces. However, you’re concerned that your child might be too young and that you might be rushing things. If you find yourself in this type of predicament, read on. You’ll get a better idea of when it’s the right time to explore orthodontia for your child.

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Braces Phase: How to Know When Your Child May Need Orthodontics

Contributed by Meghan Belnap

When you think of a child who needs braces, you might imagine a kid with a mouth full of crooked teeth. However, crooked teeth don’t just appear overnight. There are warning signs that can indicate that your child might need orthodontics. You will have to pay close attention since the way your child’s teeth look right now aren’t always a clear indicator of what’s actually going on in their jaw.
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