I'm not sure if this is the right spot, but hoping I can get some feedback all the same.
DS is 6 years old. He's lost just about all of his baby teeth and his adult molars are coming up at the very back.
In a nutshell ,back in February this year, he lost his top middle front tooth and the little one right next to it at the same time. His adult top front tooth started coming down within a few days and occupied both vacant spots. I noticed that this tooth is really wide and the gap between the 2 front teeth is huge.
I also noticed that the tooth next to it, has not come down as yet.
So I took him to the dentist for a check up, and they took xrays.
Basically, yes the gap between to the two top teeth is way to wide, the tooth that has not yet come down, is in the gum and ready, it's just stuck as there is no room for it to come down due the wide gap and the size of the front tooth.
So noooooow, the dentist has referred us to an Ortho for the possibility of braces to pull the front two teeth together to allow the other adult teeth to come down out of the gum.
His xray also showed the remaining 3 adult teeth in the lower gums, ready for when those final baby teeth fall out.
I had the same problem with my teeth when I was young, but I didn't get braces until I was 13.
I personally think that having them at 6 years old is a bit extreme.
And I don't have private health insurance so I don't think I could afford to pay for them anyway.
Sorry for the long post, and I hope it makes sense, but I'm just after some thoughts and opinions on this sort of dental procedure for such a young child.