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Crooked teeth

My daughter is 19 months and has a full mouth of teeth but her bottom teeth are growing in crooked and I set up a dentist appointment for next week.Her fathers bottom teeth were the same way but seeing how they are her baby teeth is there anything a dentist can do right now?

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Asked by alaina_20 at 7:24 PM on Nov. 23, 2010 in Toddlers (1-2)

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  • Probably not. seeing as how they will fall out and could grow back in a different pattern.

    Answer by ArmyWifeAshlie at 7:27 PM on Nov. 23, 2010

  • he can x-ray an tell u if this will affect her permanent theeth..but usually the permanant teeth dont grow in the same pattern as their baby teeth..
    i have a major overbite but an all 4 of my kids started out with the same look but all seem to have grown perfect teeth according to their dentist..but u should make sure that she dont put an pull on a lot of thing since her baby teeth are still tryin to shape themselves..

    Answer by FreeSpriT4eva at 7:46 PM on Nov. 23, 2010

  • my dad seems to think that the dentist will be able to help and I personally dont think they can do anything right now

    Comment by alaina_20 (original poster) at 7:46 PM on Nov. 23, 2010

  • they will be comeing out soon

    Answer by dorispierce at 9:16 PM on Nov. 23, 2010

  • As far as I know the dentist can not do anything for crooked baby teeth. The adult teeth sometimes will grow in a different pattern and sometimes not. I had perfect baby teeth but when my adult teeth came in they were crooked. I ended up having braces. My dad's baby teeth and adult teeth both grew in twisted but not bad enough to warrent braces for himself. Only time will tell how your child's teeth will end up.

    Answer by Jwick at 11:03 AM on Nov. 24, 2010

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