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Can You Get Braces With Baby Teeth
Ortho\baby teeth: Your information says that you are 46 years old. If that's accurate, yes you should be able to have orthodontic treatment even though you might still have some retained baby teeth present. However, baby teeth should not be moved orthodontically. Additionally, you should get a consult ; consider removing those teeth are replacing them with implants if possible ; appropriate. Find out your options. ...Read more
Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more
When to start Ortho: When to start orthodontic care is decided on a case by case basis. Certain situations warrant early intervention to prevent more serious malocclusions & may be initiated years prior to losing all one's primary (baby) teeth. Other situations warrant treatment once all baby teeth are out. It's very common to start during the transition phase. It's never too early to get an orthodontic consult. ...Read more
No set #: Orthodontic treatment is not a commodity, it's a service. Everyone is unique, with unique problems and unique solutions. This is a rx decision your orthodontist needs to make with you based on his diagnostic findings. Go now for an examination. Better to go too early and be told "not yet" than too late and be told "oops.". ...Read more
Braces: Although braces are placed on permanent teeth, an orthodontic consult should be done early on. With a complete treatment plan formulated, necessary extractions or appliances can be planned accordingly. Getting an early start on orthodontic planning, can minimize the time in braces and maximize the outcome. ...Read more
NO!: Please see a pediatric dental specialist.Get a more detailed answer ›
Need evaluation: If at age 36 you have many baby teeth present in your mouth it is important to find out if you have missing permanent teeth or impacted permanent teeth. Just because permanent teeth are missing does not mean that you need orthodontic treatment, but orthodontics can probably simplify your restorative requirement. Why not see a qualified orthodontic specialist for an examination and opinion. ...Read more
Two issues:: The first issue is whether or not you need orthodontics due to a malocclusion (bad bite) or for esthetic reasons. The second issue is how to deal with the baby teeth. If your occlusion is bad, only conventional orthodontics or invisalign can improve that. If the baby teeth need to be removed, I would recommend implant supported crowns. You will need to discuss all these issues with your own dds. ...Read more
Can you explain if it's possible to have the rest of my baby teeth and braces put on at the exact same time?
Ask a Pro: I assume at 33 you have over-retained baby teeth with no underlying permanent teeth. Removal of baby teeth best done by your General Dentist or an Oral Surgeon. Malocclusion correction best done by an Orthodontic Specialist. See an Orthodontist for diagnosis, treatment planning, and staging of the phases of your malocclusion correction. ...Read more
I have a daughter, she is 13, she still has eight baby teeth and she's tried to wiggle them but they won't budge, will she still be able to have braces?
Ortho evaluation: Start by taking your daughter for a consult with an orthodontist. The orthodontist will work with your dentist to establish a treatment plan and the best time to start treatment. Sometimes baby teeth need to be removed if they are impeding the eruption of the permanent teeth. Many orthodontists do not charge for this initial consultation. ...Read more
Hi, how long after getting braces put on and baby teeth extracted can a "fake" tooth or "flipper" be put on the wire?
Ask your orthodontis: Since you are currently in braces and are under the care of an orthodontist, he/she would be the best person to ask this question. In your case it might not be a matter of how soon/how long, but if it is appropriate and when is it most appropriate. Anything we say here would be insufficient compared with your current treating orthodontist's opinion. ...Read more
My daughters baby teeth are crowded. Ortho wants 4 pulled but did not recommend an expander just braces phase 1. Why? Won't her adult teeth crowd?
Interesting: Usually when baby teeth are crowded the jaws are too small for all of the permanent teeth also. Removing certain baby teeth can allow front teeth to unravel so crowding is transferred to the back. Sometimes the crowding is so severe that arch development (expansion) can't overcome the amount of crowding. Your orthodontist has measured tooth size vrs space available. Ask for an explanation. ...Read more
Does the orthodontist remove baby teeth before braces? Our 13 year old daughter is going to need braces, and before the first appointment I would like to know if orthodontists usually pull all the baby teeth before braces are put on? .
Rarely: At this age, I would put braces on first, protect the arch length, and then if necessary remove the remaining baby teeth. This is termed full use of leeway space and is the space gained between the size of baby second molar and adult 2nd bicuspids. It may mean the difference between need for adult tooth extraction in the overall plan. ...Read more
Child with twelve baby teeth orthodontist put braces no overbite, no thumb sucking or overcrowding and no chewing problems is this common for an orthodontist not to advise a parent that there child has 12 baby teeth paid $2500 to have baby teeth straighte
Not unusual: If twelve baby teeth, then also would have twelve permanent teeth. You went through the first phase of treatment and should expect a second phase of treatment after 28 permanent teeth are present after a "dental age" of 12 years. Ask your orthodontist for more explanation. ...Read more
Baby teeth- how important are baby teeth? Can rotten baby teeth affect babies? When should I take baby to the doctor?
Yes. Peds dentist: Rotten baby teeth can reflect more than poor hygiene, and can sometimes be a sign of a nutritional or systemic disorder. Although they will be replaced by adult teeth, rotten teeth and associated bacteria in the mouth have been linked to heart disease in adults. Get your baby to a pediatric dentist as soon as you can. ...Read more
Should I be worried about my child's crooked teeth? He's only three, but his teeth look crooked to me. Is this something that can be taken care of through growth, or will we have to get braces for sure? .
Ortho needed: Crooked teeth at age 3 is an indication of insufficient arch length. This is not a self-correcting problem. There are treatments to develop jaw size to better accommodate tooth size, but there are limits. Set your mind at ease, take your child to see a qualified orthodontic specialist for an initial opinion, all children with a malocclusion should see an orthodontist by age 7. ...Read more
At what age should our daughther get her first dental exam? She is just now starting to get her first baby teeth, and we'd like to know what the best time to take her to the dentist is..
Can children get sealants before all of their baby teeth come in? I would like get sealants for both of our kids, but neither of them have all of their baby teeth yet. Is there any point in getting them yet? .
rarely, are baby (primary) teeth sealed. Commonly, 1st molars (6 year molars) which coincidently come in around age six, should be sealed. Tweelve year molars (2nd molars) can be sealed around, wait for it.... Twelve years old. And some may seal adult premolars upon their eruption.
I would focus on brushing their teeth twice a day for two minutes each time. Fluoride supplements dependent on your communities level of water fluoridization. And regular six months visits to your dentist for cleanings, exams, and Fluoride treatments.
Finally, most responsible parents are aware the damage candy and soda can do to their kids teeth. But, are unaware of the dangers of fruit juice and later on, sports drinks. The keys are moderation, minimal exposure time, and cleaning after.
Hope this is helpful,
michael i. Wollock, dmd, agd fellow
dentistry at suburban square
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Whether or not you need to have any teeth extracted is a decision based on the orthodontic treatment plan.
You need to discuss this with your orthodontist. ...Read more
The first teeth which are shed and replaced by permanent teeth. The first primary tooth comes in at about 6 months of age and the 20th and last primary tooth erupts at around 2 1/2 years of age. The primary teeth are replaced beginning usually at about age 6. Also called baby teeth, milk teeth, temporary ...Read more
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