Key points about malocclusion in children rap2022-11-03T12:31:28+00:00
- Malocclusion is when a child’s teeth are crooked or crowded. The child may also have a problem with his or her bite.
- Many different things often help lead to malocclusion, such as genes.
- Children older than age 5 who suck their fingers are more at risk for it.
- Malocclusion may cause trouble eating, breathing, and speaking. Some children may also have gum disease and jaw joint problems.
- X-rays and impressions of the teeth can help diagnose malocclusion.
- Treatment may include tooth removal and a mouth appliance.
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