Before & After

OPENBITE

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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OPENBITE

“My child sucks his/her thumb.”
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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

  • mouth breathing

  • jaws that shift or make sounds

...check with your orthodontist.

  • speech difficulties

  • biting the cheek or the roof of the mouth

  • facial imbalance

  • grinding or clenching of the teeth