Crossbites: this occurs when the jaw is deviating to one side with an improper fit of the upper and lower teeth from left to right or front to back.
Thumb-sucking: this habit begins at the age of seven or older and should be corrected immediately in order to precent severe jaw and tooth alignment problems.
Now that you know more information on oral health, what happens next? You should schedule an initial consultation with the orthodontist of your choice to find out what the next steps are for you and/or your family. Discover your answers in my next post!
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