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Posted by: Wife | 2010/02/19

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2 yr old with overbite

Hi Doctor,

My 2 yr old has awful teeth. She uses a pacifier for many hours during the day. The brand we have used since birth claims to be orthodontic and has cost us a fortune already. She has an overbite and the two upper front teeth are about 8 mm apart. How will this affect her permanent teeth when the they eventually come in? Can we do anything at this stage? How soon after the permanent teech come in do they assess for placement of orthodontic prostheses?

Thank you!

Expert's Reply

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Oral health expert

The best thing to do now is stop the pacifier completely.
I am not a fan of these at all- even the "orthodontic" ones.
also take her to a dentist for a checkup regularly- he/she will decide if any orthodontic intervention is necessary at around 7/8

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Posted by: dental expert | 2010/02/19

The best thing to do now is stop the pacifier completely.
I am not a fan of these at all- even the "orthodontic" ones.
also take her to a dentist for a checkup regularly- he/she will decide if any orthodontic intervention is necessary at around 7/8

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