If your child is having problems with his or her dental bite, you should visit us at Children’s Dental Group. At our dental practice, your child can have his or her bike corrected with Santa Ana dental care.
A child can develop many different types of bite problems. Today, Santa Ana dental care can sometimes even provide orthodontic treatment while the child is between the ages of seven and 11; this type of treatment is referred to as phase 1 interceptive orthodontic treatment. There are different types of bite problems that can develop, which are not at all uncommon. A cross bite can develop when one or more upper teeth bite on the inside of the lower teeth. One specific tooth, or many teeth can have this problem. Early treatment of this problem is desired so that the jaw will develop symmetrically and premature wearing of teeth will be avoided. A patient has an overbite when they have an insufficient vertical overlap of the teeth. If a child has had an oral habit such as tongue thrusting, or digit sucking, it may have caused the jaws to grow unevenly. This problem can also be treated with orthodontic care at our office. An overbite is a common dental problem that occurs when the upper front teeth protrude over the lower front teeth. Usually these two sets of teeth do not have any contact. This orthodontic problem should be corrected because it can cause front teeth to function improperly. It can also cause extensive wear on the lower front teeth and even cause jaw or joint problems. An overjet occurs when the lower teeth are too far behind the upper front teeth. Thumb sucking is known to make this condition worse. This bite problem needs to be corrected because it can lead to premature wearing of teeth, and keep front teeth from functioning properly.
If you would like for your child’s bite to be examined, and to possibly receive Santa Ana dental care for an existing or developing bite problem, contact us today.