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What to Do When a Tooth Comes in Crooked

Posted on 2/13/2018 by Lemond Hunter
Crooked Teeth Hunter Dental Care OR 97230-1914When the teeth in the mouth come in crooked, many parents are concerned about how their children’s teeth are going to look once all of them come in and fill in the mouth.

While this is something to think about, there are also many factors that go into the children’s teeth and what to expect from them when they start to grow crooked in the mouth.

Crooked Teeth in Children

Permanent teeth that are just beginning to grow in the child’s mouth are actually quite crooked when they first come in. It is common for them to angle around the mouth and to be in different directions.

When the other teeth start to fall out and more permanent teeth start to come in, the child will then start to have straighter teeth throughout the mouth. This is because the mouth has more room for them to come in and grow.

However, when the baby teeth are being stubborn and do not want to move out of the mouth as the adult teeth start to grow in, then the dentist may need to remove the baby teeth from the mouth. This can give the adult teeth more room to grow.

Sometimes the teeth just grow in crooked and when that happens and they do not straighten out or it interferes with the child’s jaw, then they may need to have braces put on to correct their mouth and their bite. This will straighten the teeth right out and ensure that they have a straighter, healthier smile overall.

Speak with our office today if you want to learn more about braces and your child. Make sure they see our dentist for their checkups and cleanings for healthy oral hygiene throughout the years. Call us today to set up a time to come in.


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