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Baby teeth



My son has still got 2 baby teeth that have not been replaced by adult teeth.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?


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