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Early Treatment


By age 7, most children have a combination of baby and adult teeth. For this reason, it is

important to bring your child for an orthodontic check at around 7 years of age. Early detection of orthodontic problems is important, even if there is a decision not to begin treatment. Monitoring from a young age may prevent more serious problem from developing, and may make treatment at a later stage shorter and less complicated.

What are the possible signs of orthodontic problems? Here’s what you need to look out for:

  • Difficulty in chewing or biting
  • Breathing through the mouth
  • Thumb sucking
  • Crowded teeth
  • Jaw that seems too far forward or back
  • Biting the cheek or roof of the mouth
  • Protruding teeth
  • Upper and lower teeth that don’t meet, or meet in an abnormal way
  • Unbalanced facial appearance
  • Grinding or clenching the teeth


Hartsdale Dental Care
18 North Central Avenue, Suite 201
Hartsdale, NY 10530
Phone: 914-594-6493

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