Orthodontic Warning Signs

The American Association of Orthodontists recommends that parents understand the early warning signs of an #orthodontic problem and recommends kids be evaluated by an orthodontist by age 7 – 8. Early evaluation provides both timely detection of problems and a greater opportunity for more effective treatment. Well timed intervention guides growth and development, preventing serious problems later. When orthodontic intervention is not necessary, an #orthodontist can carefully monitor growth and development and begin treatment when it is ideal.

There are many different types #malocclusions or bite problems that require orthodontic treatment at Redwood Shores Orthodontics. Below is a list of the most common #orthodontic problems seen today in children, teens and adults.

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Overbite: Upper teeth protrude over the lower teeth. Often called “Buck teeth” Protruding front teeth
Deepbite: The upper teeth cover the lower teeth wearing down the enamel of the lowers Deepbite
Underbite: The lower teeth cover the upper teeth. This may be the result of a jaw growth discrepancy and/or tooth problem. Underbite
Openbite: The upper and lower front teeth do not come together. Often the result of a finger habit, allergies, or enlarged tonsils and adenoids. Openbite
Crowding: Jaws are too narrow or teeth are too large causing crowded or misaligned teeth. Crowding
Spacing: Teeth are too small or jaws are too large causing space between teeth. Spacing
Crossbite: Upper teeth are inside the lower teeth. Crossbite