Early orthodontic treatment, which means evaluation and treatment when your child still has some of their baby teeth, is highly recommended by the American Association of Orthodontists. With early orthodontic treatment at Millennium Park Orthodontics in Chicago, expert orthodontist Howard Spector, DDS, can often prevent serious orthodontic issues later in life. Book your child’s early orthodontic evaluation through the online tool or by phone now.
Type of issues that may need orthodontic treatment
- Underbite: Lower teeth overlap upper ones
- Overbite: Upper teeth overlap lower ones
- Crossbite: Jaw isn’t centered
- Crowded mouth: Jaw too small to contain teeth
- Spaces: Significant gaps between the teeth
- Open bite: Teeth don’t meet when mouth is closed
Some behaviors can affect teeth alignment, including thumb-sucking and sleeping with a bottle or a sippy cup in the mouth. Doctor
will discuss your child’s habits with you to help him determine if any of them contribute to your child’s teeth alignment and the likely outcome of continuing those behaviors.
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