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My daughter is 9 years old. She has crooked teeth not aligned well specially her front teeth. ON OPG Xray it shows 8 unerupted teeth. Do I need to get her treated now or wait. Is she too early for braces. Or will this auto correct by itself.

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You should wait till she turns 12and ths is called ugly duckling stage which mostly have ths problm at the age of 9yrs.
You have to wait for 3-4 years till all permanent teeth erupt. If that time also you feel that she need braces then you can go for it but not now.
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Hello, you should wait for few more years to get her dental braces.As for now you should wait for her natural development. thank you.
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Kindly consult an orthodontist in person for further suggestion. We need more investigations (model study, full mouth & profile x-ray) & clinical examination to decide upon treatment. You may need fixed / removable braces. Requirements may depends on the age, complaint, duration of the treatment & affordability. Cost of cosmetic dentistry (braces) varies with dentist. You may consult me in person.
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