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Question:
I have a 21 month old daughter with a noticeable underbite. When should I have her seen by an orthodontist and when should treatment begin? Isn't sooner better since her jaw is still maleable? ...Visitor from TX

Answer:
Yes it is important to get started with treatment early.

What we would suggest is to get with your dentist and see about getting to the Orthodontist. Usually I want to at least have all the baby teeth in place before that 1st visit to the Orthodontist.

Assuming no decay in the mouth that will usually be soon enough.

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