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Good morning. i have a 8 yr old child who's milk teeth are falling. the permanent teeth have grown but are not straight. what sort of doctor should i take my child to, a dentist, orthodontist. etc or is it to early to consider taking them? thanks,

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Dr. Jaiprakash Thakor Jairam
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Managing teeth: Once permanent teeth have erupted and are growing abnormally, the best person ,in my opinion ,is an orthodontist.
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Orthodontics 53 years experience
Orthodontist: Orthodontists are pediatric dents-facial growth and development specialists. Even if your General Dentist wants to treat, best place to be is with Orthodontic Specialist. Ask your General Dentist for the best Orthodontist in your area, who will see your child for an Initial Examination (usually free) and a discussion as to treatment alternatives and costs.

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