Frequently Asked Questions

Early Orthodontic Care

Q What causes crowded teeth and other orthodontic problems?
A Malocclusion (crowded or crooked teeth or bite problems) are common and may occur for many reasons. Orthodontic problems may be genetic or will often be caused by dental injuries, the early loss of primary teeth, and habits like thumb sucking. Dr. Cavano can help your child transition from oral habits that could potentially create orthodontic problems.
Q Why is early orthodontic care important?
A While early orthodontics can enhance your child’s smile, the benefits far surpass appearance. Early orthodontic care can correct bite problems, guide erupting teeth into position, and may help to prevent the need for tooth extractions. Certain bite problems may predispose the adult teeth to the effects of traumatic injury.