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80 Lytton Road,
EAST BRISBANE QLD 4169
Australia

+61 7 3391 2504

Brisbane Smile Boutique Dentistry with Dr Amy Daley and Dr Leila Haywood 

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My child's teeth are coming through crooked

My child's teeth are coming through crooked?

Adult teeth can often come through in a crooked arrangement.  Sometimes they even out and other times they don't. Around the age of 7 and 8 years, the bite is termed as being at an 'ugly duckling' stage, and sometimes with growth in the width of the jaw, the crowding is corrected.  For severe bite discrepancies, an orthodontic referral might be necessary around the age of 8, prior to the pubertal growth spurt.  In general, orthodontic referrals are arranged around the age of 11 or 12 years.  It can be helpful for your child to have a rapport with the orthodontist, as they may be seeing your child for some time to correct the bite. 

It is best to seek preventive dental care for your child every 6 months for monitoring of growth, health and dental hygiene habits.