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My 12 year-old son



My 12 year old son`s permanent eye teeth have come in unusually high out of the gum and his baby eye teeth have still not come out yet( one of them is very loose though). His permanent eye teeth are situated almost at the top of his gums. Will these permanent eye teeth come down to meet the others or will he end up wearing braces?


You need an immediate evaluation by a board certified orthodontist. When baby teeth do not fall out when the permanents erupt, it usually means some type of treatment is needed.

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Mark G Hans, DDS, MSD Mark G Hans, DDS, MSD
Professor of Orthodontics
School of Dental Medicine
Case Western Reserve University