~Parents make difficult decisions everyday, luckily, orthodontics doesn’t have to be one of them.~

Deciding when your child should see an orthodontist may seem like a difficult decision. However, to make it a little easier for you, I have listed some of the most common signs your child might be a candidate for orthodontics.

If you recognize any of these signs in your child, give our office a call to schedule a complimentary orthodontic evaluation with Dr. Huyser. Call (616)957-0909 for our Grand Rapids location or (616)355-7930 for Our Holland Location

  • Early or late loss of baby teeth
  • Difficulty chewing or biting
  • Mouth breathing
  • Sucking the thumb or fingers, or other oral habits
  • Crowded, misplaced or blocked-out teeth
  • Jaws that shift, make sounds, protrude or are recessed
  • Speech difficulty
  • Biting the cheek or biting into the roof of the mouth
  • Protruding teeth
  • Teeth that meet in an abnormal way or don’t meet at all
  • Facial imbalance or asymmetry (features out of
    proportion to the rest of the face)
  • Grinding or clenching of teeth
  • Inability to comfortably close lips

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