Unless the child has a misaligned eye or other obvious abnormality, there is often no way for parents to tell that something is wrong.
If the child's teeth are becoming misaligned because of thumb sucking the dentist should be consulted.
Parents should call their doctor whenever they notice their child's eyes appear misaligned, even if the child is very young.
An orthodontist is a specialized dentist who treats people with teeth and jaws that may be misaligned.
Even with symmetrical lobes, a misaligned point can create the illusion of distortion.
A dentist or orthodontist should be consulted if a child's teeth seem to be particularly misaligned or if a child complains of dental or jaw pain.
Young children learn to ignore distorted messages from a misaligned eye, but adults with strabismus often develop double vision (diplopia).
Both dental cavities and misaligned teeth have long been associated with pacifier use.
Check irrigation systems - Leaking or misaligned sprinklers can be big water wasters.
Images from the misaligned or "crossed" eye are turned off to avoid double vision.