Preventing and managing early orthodontic problems
Early orthodontic problems appear due to a
change in the normal oral environment due to
habit such as mouth breathing, thumb sucking
or lip biting.
Such habits result in malocclusions
like cross bites, open bites or even protrusion of
teeth. Early control of the habit by a simple
habit breaking appliance or a myo-brace or a
trainer can control the habit and correct the
The american association of orthodontics
requires a child to visit the orthodontist for an
early checkup at 7 years of age to diagnose any
habit or malocclusion starting at an early age.