Visibly crooked teeth are not the only reason to take your child to the orthodontist. There are some other things to look for as well, which may be early indicators of more serious orthodontic issues. Here are some warning signs of orthodontic issues:

Difficulty when chewing or biting

Chronic mouth-breathing

Sucking the thumb, the fingers, or any other oral sucking habits that continue after the age of six
Uneven teeth-wearing

Baby teeth coming out too early for the child’s age

Pain in jaws

 Clicking in the jaw joints

The jaw shifts off-center while chewing or biting
Difficulty speaking or enunciating clearly

Chronic biting of the inner cheek or roof of the mouth
Grinding or clenching of the teeth

If you or your child are experiencing one or more of these symptoms, please contact Dr. Miller for a free consultation.