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At Hello Ortho, we believe every smile has a story to tell. Sometimes, your smile may be hinting that it needs some extra care. To help you recognize when it might be time to schedule a complimentary consultation with your local orthodontic experts, we’ve outlined the top three signs that your smile could use some attention.

Each consultation at Hello Ortho begins with a warm greeting, an acknowledgment that you matter to us and that we’re glad you chose to share your journey with us. Let’s dive into the signs that might indicate it’s time to visit an orthodontist.

3 Signs You our Your Child’s Smile Could Benefit from Orthodontic Care

1. Early or Late Loss of Baby Teeth

Baby teeth usually start falling out between ages 5 and 7, making way for permanent teeth. This is also when orthodontic issues can begin to emerge. According to the American Association of Orthodontists, a child’s first visit to the orthodontist should be around age 7. This is the ideal time to assess the development of their teeth and jaw.

While some variation in the timing of losing baby teeth is normal, losing them too early or too late can disrupt the alignment of the permanent teeth. At Hello Ortho, we can identify and address potential problems early, potentially implementing Phase I treatment if necessary. Early intervention can prevent more serious issues down the road and ensure your child’s teeth develop properly. By doing this, we care for your child’s dental health and embrace the opportunity to empower them with a confident, bright smile.

2. Biting Your Cheek or Mouth

If you frequently bite your cheek, lips, or tongue, it could be a sign of jaw misalignment or a posterior crossbite. These issues can cause discomfort and complications when talking, eating, or participating in physical activities.

Don’t let an improper bite or crooked teeth interfere with your daily life. Braces or clear aligners can help correct these issues, providing you with a comfortable, beautiful smile. At Hello Ortho, we believe in creating positive connections. By addressing these concerns, we help you avoid discomfort and make each “hello” you share a confident, pain-free experience.

3. Difficulty Chewing or Biting

Experiencing discomfort while chewing or biting is not normal and should not be ignored. If you find it painful to perform these basic functions, it’s important to consult with your dentist or orthodontist to identify the cause.

Ignoring orthodontic or dental issues can lead to more severe problems. At Hello Ortho, we conduct a thorough evaluation of your teeth and mouth to determine the source of your discomfort and recommend the best treatment options. From Invisalign to braces, we offer solutions that can correct your bite and straighten your teeth, all while keeping you comfortable throughout the process. Untreated orthodontic problems can lead to irreversible damage to your oral health, so addressing them early is crucial. Our mission is to elevate your confidence by perfecting your smile, allowing you to greet each new day and opportunity with assurance and courage.


Listening to the subtle signs your smile sends can make a significant difference in your orthodontic journey. And, at Hello Ortho, we’re here to support you every step of the way.