When to See an Orthodontist

(A specialist in braces and Invisalign)

Malocclusions visible at age 7

If you recognize any of these signs in your child or yourself, it might be time to schedule a consultation with an orthodontist.

  • Early or late loss of baby teeth
  • Difficulty chewing or biting
  • Mouth breathing
  • Sucking the thumb or fingers, or other oral habits
  • Crowded, misplaced or blocked-out teeth
  • Jaws that shift, make sounds, protrude or are recessed
  • Speech difficulty
  • Biting the cheek or biting into the roof of the mouth
  • Protruding teeth
  • Teeth that meet in an abnormal way or don’t meet at all
  • Facial imbalance or asymmetry (features out of
    proportion to the rest of the face)
  • Grinding or clenching of teeth
  • Inability to comfortably close lips
  • Lip sucking/biting, Nail biting
  • Tongue thrust

Call today for a free consultation and x-ray.  Dr. Garvey is a board certified orthodontist, a specialist.  All he does is braces, retainers, Invisalign, sleep apnea appliances, TMJ splints.  You do not need a referral from your general dentist.  636-441-2777, www.garveyteam.com   We are conventially located off the North St. Peters Parkway, between Heritage Crossing and Jungs Station Road, just past Schaffer Park, in St. Charles, MO.  Northwest Pediatrics & ABC Daycare are behind us.  With today’s economy, we will work out a payment plan that is comfortable.  We make braces fun and affordable and GO THE EXTRA SMILE:):):)