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We also evaluate which primary teeth your child has lost and which of the permanent teeth have come in. It helps the permanent teeth come in straighter if the primary teeth are lost at the right time and in the right order. Sometimes something as simple as the orthodontist asking your general dentist to remove a baby tooth early can also significantly help guide the permanent teeth into a better location. In most cases, the general dentist will not do this without a request from an orthodontic specialist.
Another objective of the appointment is to guide your family as to the most time to begin treatment. We believe that identifying this optimal time will provide the best results in the shortest time. At Carlson Orthodontics, we’ll schedule visits for your child to monitor their growth and development and together make the decision that’s best for your child.