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BRACES PREVENTION

The following habits can contribute to bad bites:

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Mouth breathing

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Finger or thumb sucking

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Tongue thrusting

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Lip biting

By taking your child to see the orthodontist by age 7 they may be able to do preventive procedures to avoid this condition
Ways to Prevent Orthodontic Problems

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    These habits put pressure on teeth and will affect the development 
    of teeth and jaws.

     Prevention:

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Take your child in the see the dentist by age one

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See your dentist every 6 months for an exam, bite check, tooth development and jaw development exam.  These are components of a comprehensive and periodic exam.

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Have your child see the orthodontist by age 7.

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Replace missing  baby teeth.

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"Maintain" a space to prevent bad bites to prevent teeth from shifting by using a space maintainer.

Click here to visit the Orthodontists website American Association of Orthodontists

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