How does a young patient like this 7 year old present with an open bite?
Open bites can be caused by many factors: thumb sucking, tongue tie, pacifier use in late years, skeletal imbalances of the jaws, finger sucking, airway issues. The best thing to do if you notice an open bite in a young patient is to have it evaluated by your local orthodontist. The American Association of Orthodontists recommends every child be evaluated by their orthodontist by no later than age 7. Most of these children do not need treatment at this time, but the children that do, you will prevent many major factors with early intervention.
At Kragor Orthodontics, our doctors provide a complementary consultation for all children that include an examination, radiographs, digital scan, and photos that allow the orthodontist to evaluate and determine the orthodontic corrective course of action. With this evaluation, a treatment plan will be given. Sometimes the treatment plan is no treatment in which case the orthodontist will continue to monitor your child for future growth.
The best way to prevent these issues is to visit your local orthodontist today for an evaluation. At Kragor Orthodontics we offer complementary consultations, in house no interest financing, and accept most major dental insurances. Give our office a call today (770) 485 8827 or visit our website for more information: www.KragorOrtho.com