Sucking your thumb will make your teeth go crooked!
We all want a radiant smile. While much of the radiance of a smile
comes from within, whether we are letting our ‘Light’ shine or not, many
of us still want a physically nice smile too. So when we turn our
attention to dental braces, we come across another highly controversial
subject in the oral health world.
Orthodontic treatment in young children is known as interceptive
orthodontics, and it can begin as early as age 6 or 7. At this age,
teeth are still developing and the jaw is still growing. That means
certain conditions, such as crowding, may be easier to address.
It is important to note that early treatment does not apply to all orthodontic problems; however, it may help in certain cases.
Let’s start by stating an obvious fact but one that many of us don’t think about commonly.
Our teeth can and do move. While we don’t want to encourage our teeth to be mobile, they can shift in the mouth.
The unhealthy way teeth shift is through either abrupt or repeated pressure.