11 doctors weighed in:
Why when some children loose their baby teeth do the new ones come out crooked, while some other kids' don't?
11 doctors weighed in

Dr. Shawn Murray
Dentistry
4 doctors agree
In brief: Crooked teeth
This is a great question but difficult to answer with limited space.
Basically, there are genetic factors, environmental factors, and developmental factors. All of these factors affect us in some fashion. Bottom line though, we are all unique and different and it's beautiful! consult with an orthodontist to discuss options.

In brief: Crooked teeth
This is a great question but difficult to answer with limited space.
Basically, there are genetic factors, environmental factors, and developmental factors. All of these factors affect us in some fashion. Bottom line though, we are all unique and different and it's beautiful! consult with an orthodontist to discuss options.
Dr. Shawn Murray
Dr. Shawn Murray
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Dr. David Schleimer
Dentistry - Orthodontics
2 doctors agree
In brief: Jaw/tooth size
Genetics (and some environmental) factors determine the space available and therefore the mal-alignment of permanent teeth.
Early intervention can sometimes be helpful in correcting this imbalance. One important factor is that the second baby molars are typically 2-4 mm wider than the successor tooth (2nd bicuspid), called leeway space. If preserved, it can change extraction to non-extraction.

In brief: Jaw/tooth size
Genetics (and some environmental) factors determine the space available and therefore the mal-alignment of permanent teeth.
Early intervention can sometimes be helpful in correcting this imbalance. One important factor is that the second baby molars are typically 2-4 mm wider than the successor tooth (2nd bicuspid), called leeway space. If preserved, it can change extraction to non-extraction.
Dr. David Schleimer
Dr. David Schleimer
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Dr. Arnold Malerman
This, along with many other reasons, are why children should see an Orthodontic Specialist at age 7, and should not wait for all the baby teeth to fall out. Malocclusions are not self-correcting.
Dr. S. Jay Bowman
Dentistry - Orthodontics
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Yes
Certainly. Some folks are fortunate to have no orthodontic problems and others require treatment.
I believe that majority of people have some degree of dental crowding or rotations - some need treatment; others, not so much.

In brief: Yes
Certainly. Some folks are fortunate to have no orthodontic problems and others require treatment.
I believe that majority of people have some degree of dental crowding or rotations - some need treatment; others, not so much.
Dr. S. Jay Bowman
Dr. S. Jay Bowman
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Dr. Mark Diamond
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees
In brief: It happens
No one knows, but yes this may happen.

In brief: It happens
No one knows, but yes this may happen.
Dr. Mark Diamond
Dr. Mark Diamond
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Dr. Arnold Malerman
Dentistry - Orthodontics
In brief: Size
It's an unfortunate tooth-size vrs jaw-size relationship imbalance.
Kids with no space between baby teeth often have crooked permanent teeth. See an orthodontic specialist. There are many interceptive orthodontic procedures to help teeth come in straighter and therefore reduce time in braces. Don't wait...Go now.

In brief: Size
It's an unfortunate tooth-size vrs jaw-size relationship imbalance.
Kids with no space between baby teeth often have crooked permanent teeth. See an orthodontic specialist. There are many interceptive orthodontic procedures to help teeth come in straighter and therefore reduce time in braces. Don't wait...Go now.
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Dr. Arnold Malerman
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Dr. Hilary Baskin
Dentistry - Orthodontics
In brief: Everyone is differen
Different bone structures, bites, jaw size, tooth positions, etc.

In brief: Everyone is differen
Different bone structures, bites, jaw size, tooth positions, etc.
Dr. Hilary Baskin
Dr. Hilary Baskin
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