Dentist has taken an x-ray and said to wait and see what the orthodontist says but there are no appointments until September. Should I be worried and trying to get an earlier one/go private? I've obviously had a Google but can't really see that any of it applies to him. It must be some towards the back as we weren't aware there was a problem.
Well, not really - at the appointment she was wanting to wait and see what the x-ray revealed and what the orthodontist made of it. She didn't actually read the x-ray - we had to leave as soon as it was done. I didn't expect to have to wait 6 months to have to see one...
Not a dentist but my boy has his two teeth missing either side of his front two teeth. He just doesn’t have them. Referred to orthodontist, he has a brace which will move his pointy ones ( no idea what they are called) back to make space for the two missing teeth, had a gap in his two front teeth too, then will have 2 dentures to replace the missing ones. No drama, I don’t see the need to go private, the NHS dentist and orthodontist are doing a fantastic job with my boy. His teeth are minus, well those that aren’t missing.
My dd didn't get front adult teeth until 9, had final baby teeth removed at 16 (adult teeth were present but only just rupturing) she's been late most development, only stopped growing at 18, periods at 17. It's not a race. Consultation with orthodontist was a waste of petrol, said wait and see
Ten years ago our nhs dentist wouldn’t give out eldest much needed braces until all his adult teeth had come through . Took til he was 15 then had to have four adult teeth taken out before braces fitted. Seemed s bit daft to wait all that time but that’s what he said had to Happen