Does thumb sucking cause crooked teeth?
What are the effects of mouth breathing?
Does a lisp / tongue thrust have an effect on the face?
At Danny de Villiers Dentist in Weybridge, we are concerned about the effects of oral habits on the developing teeth of young children. These are:
1.Thumb / Finger sucking / Pacifiers / Dummies
2. Lisp / Tongue thrust (tongue tied)
3. Mouth breathing
4. Reverse swallow
These habits ALL cause permanent changes to the developing jaws and teeth of children.
As a young child, one can already see the open mouth (mouth breathing) and the low tongue position of Princess Beatrice:
Princess Beatrice
This led to the longer lower face, prominent teeth and an open bite:
Princess Beatrice 3           Princess Beatrice 2
We can diagnose and treat these habits from an early age at Danny de Villiers Dentist in Weybridge, before these changes take place. This can also prevent having ‘braces’ in the future!
Please call 01932 989785 to find out more.