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11 yr old with underbite. also his lateral upper incisor is erupting behind the front upper teeth which have a gap. expander+headgear says ortho..??

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Dr. Arnold Malerman
Orthodontics 54 years experience
OK: Absolutely no way to examine your child in this forum. That said, I assume you are seeing a university trained specialist Orthodontist, the dental expert best trained to diagnose and treat your child's malocclusion. The mechanotherapy you describe, expansion + reverse pull head gear, is mainstream if upper jaw narrow and too far back.
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