When Do Need to See the Orthodontist?

Health and Wellness
Orthodontics is the dental branch specialized in correcting malformations in the teeth. Several recent studies have concluded that at least 50% of children should wear an orthodontic appliance. The cases when the orthodontist recommends such appliances for children are those in which the teeth are crooked, rare or crowded. Beyond their aesthetic purpose, much is discussed about their medical necessity too, because the dental problems listed above may cause stomach problems, speaking difficulties and caries. Dental malpositions are an undesirable result of wrong child habits (thumb sucking etc.), inappropriate nutrition, the presence of large teeth on a smaller jaw or vice versa. Usually, the dentist is the one who recommends a visit to the orthodontist, if he/ she believes it is necessary. Around the age of seven, the child may…
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