The need for braces often results from issues with a patient’s bite. Known as a malocclusion, a bad bite can affect your child’s dental health by causing damage to the teeth and gums. We encourage you to bring your child to see Dr. Christopher Corsa at age seven to determine if your child is developing a bad bite or crowded teeth. You are also welcome to contact our Corsa Orthodontics orthodontist if you have further questions about common orthodontic problems in San Jose, California.