Teeth that work together make it possible to bite and chew properly, and contribute to clear speech. Teeth that function well will tend to have a pleasing appearance. The beautiful smile that results from orthodontic treatment is the outward sign of good oral health, and sets the stage for overall well-being. Learn more here about baby teeth and permanent teeth.
Why should we care about baby teeth if they are just going to fall out?
When should I start brushing my child’s teeth?
My child’s baby teeth have big spaces between them. Is that OK?
My child’s baby teeth are crowded. Is that OK?
My child sucks his thumb/finger/pacifier. Should I be concerned?
My child’s front teeth stick out. Should we see an orthodontist?
My child’s baby teeth came out early. Why is that considered a problem?
- Early or late loss of baby teeth
- Difficulty in chewing or biting
- Mouth breathing
- Jaws that shift or make sounds
- Speech difficulties
- Biting the cheek or the roof of the mouth
- Facial imbalance
- Grinding or clenching of teeth