No room for Adult teeth

Crystal - posted on 08/16/2010 ( 4 moms have responded )

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My daughter is 5 and she has lost her bottom two teeth a couple months ago, leaving quite a small space...her new teeth are growing in now but they are too big for the space so they are growing in crooked and most of them behind her other teeth....is there anything i can do? will they fix themselves when the others fall out? or do i just have to hope for the best...any advise?

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Crystal - posted on 09/19/2010

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well we went to the dentist, they said theres nothing they can do and that she will more then likely need braces when shes older as she has a very small mouth and most of her teeth will not fit properly...yeay for me and my no benefits!

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Angie - posted on 09/19/2010

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Front baby teeth are always smaller than adult teeth so it's not surprising that there doesn't seem to be enough room and that they come in crooked. I had the same problem as a child. My parents couldn't afford braces so the dentist waited until all my teeth had come to make sure how the teeth would move. My teeth were fixed by pulling that last teeth and allowing my teeth to move into place. No problem, now I have teeth as straight as my peers who wore braces - more so than some because once my teeth haven't moved since I was 15.

Diana - posted on 08/24/2010

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My son is 6 and also have little space for his new teeth. The dentist recommended pulling out 2 that are in the way of the other ones that are trying to come out. My son's bottom two teeth are crooked due to lack of space and his two top teeth that just came in are super big with a gap in the middle. I was told they can tell if your child will need braces just by looking at the x-ray. I hate having to get him braces later but either way we will have to wait for all those adult teeth to come out before doing so.

Britney - posted on 08/17/2010

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the dentist should be able to do something to fix the problem. my son has the same problem but his teeth havent started falling out. he will have to have some of his adult teeth removed as they start coming in to make more room.

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