Often the result of a thumb habit, the upper and lower teeth do not meet at all when closing. It is difficult to chew or bite food.
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In addition, if you notice any of the following in your child...
early or late loss of baby teeth
difficulty in chewing or biting
jaws that shift or make sounds
...check with your orthodontist.
biting the cheek or the roof of the mouth
grinding or clenching of the teeth
"Today was a big day- my son's braces came off after three years of treatment. He wasn't the perfect orthodontic patient, he was a typical teenager that needed constant reminding. Never at any point though, did I doubt the course of treatment with Dr. Cooper. He and his staff were always professional, kind and understanding. We all worked together as a team to help my son achieve a beautiful smile. When the braces came off, there was quite a celebration! Every penny, every complaint and every phase was worth it when I saw him look at his smile in the mirror." - Melanie R.
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