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Underbite in Child
My ten month old daughter has a noticeable underbite that I am concerned about. She has two upper teeth and two lower teeth, and the two upper teeth fall behind the lower teeth when she bites. This is also evident when she smiles. I think this is a problem that will need to be dealt with by an orthodontist since it will probably not correct itself - I had an aunt with an underbite that was corrected when she was an adult. Does anyone have young children with this condition? If you have any recommendations on orthodontists, particularly ones that would be helpful to children of a very young age, please let me know. Any additional help and information would also be appreciated. Thank you. Leslie
When she was 2 1/2, I would sit in the chair and have her lay on top of me for checkups, since she was a little bit apprehensive about the whole idea. Dr. Brehnan and his staff are quick and efficient, as well as very caring and patient. I highly recommend him. My other 2 children and I all were fitted with braces by Dr. Brehnan.
Interesting note: Since none of the other family members had an underbite problem, I asked the Dr. where it could have come from. He said that since my daughter had a rather wide, flat tongue, it would push against her lower teeth. Her lower jaw would extend forward to try to accommodate the tongue.
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