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Dental and Oral Health (Children)

Baby teeth

01/22/2007

Question:

My son has still got 2 baby teeth that have not been replaced by adult teeth. The orthodontist has suggested that the teeth be extracted and then a brace fitted. How will this help and will adult teeth come through?

Answer:

It isn't possible to comment on your son's case without examining him and radiographs of his teeth.  It is always a good idea to get a second or third opinion of proposed treatment if you don't understand the proposed plan.

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Response by:

Dennis J McTigue, DDS Dennis J McTigue, DDS
Professor of Pediatric Dentistry
College of Dentistry
The Ohio State University