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COVID 19 - Operational Update

Breastfeeding and Bite Problems


Do optimal periods of breastfeeding a child help prevent future overbite, cross bite and open bite problems?


A recent study says yes. A review of several studies found that children who had optimal periods of breastfeeding had fewer problems with their bites as they grew up. Researchers placed blame on pacifiers as the cause. It appears that children who breastfeed rely less on a pacifier to satisfy nonnutritive sucking behavior. If you have a child with an overbite, crossbite or open bite problem please call 1.800.4BRACES to set up a free consultation. You can also visit my website,, for more information or to discuss your questions with one of my staff on a 24/7 chat line.