• Braces Vancouver WA – Top Signs You Might Need Braces

  • Unfortunately not everyone is born with perfectly straight teeth. However, just because your genetics put you on the crooked side of the dental equation that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy a beautiful smile like anyone else. When a baby’s teeth first begin to come in it’s hard to tell what his or her teeth will look like down the road.

    However, after kids have their full allotment of baby teeth and they are about 5 or 6-years-old, you can start to get an idea of what how they’re permanent teeth might look. Of course, to be sure if your child will need some kind of orthodontics treatment you will need to see and orthodontist, like Dr. Croft, for example.

    So how do you know if your child will need braces? There are some telltale signs you can look for, which include:

    • Your child has buck teeth where the upper front teeth protrude well past the lower front teeth
    • Upper front teeth land behind the lower front teeth when biting down, also called an under bite
    • Teeth are too crowded together or not enough spacing
    • When biting or chewing the lower jaw is out of alignment
    • Spaces between the teeth are to big

    If your child is suffering from any of these kinds of issues then you should schedule appointment to meet with Dr. Croft today. At Columbia Orthodontics we can help you with braces in Vancouver WA. You can also click here to read about other signs that you might need braces.