DD3 is teething out of order. She has 4 top incisors, only 2 bottom incisors, 2 top molars and now seems to be cutting her bottom canines. Is this a problem? My instinct is not to care, but can it have any problematic ramifications?
Sorry I don't know teeth names but DD has cut her front bottom two, then front top two just this week (she's 15mths) and now has a gap of two teeth at the top right and then her 5th is cutting through.
I wouldn't worry. The order can vary a bit. Middle bottom, then middle top, then the next ones along at the top. Then next ones at the bottom. Then first molars bottom then top. Then canines bottom and top. Then last molars. Process can start any time from birth and is usually complete by aged 3. But massive variation is possible, not only in timings but in order. My son got his lower first molars at the same time as his lower second incisors.
DD1's teeth appeared out of order and relatively late. My Dad, a dentist, said it is absolutely no problem. The order is just a guide and variation is very common. Plus what is anyone going to do about it? You can't go in there and yank them out!
My DD was born with two top canines and one top incisor. Now (10 weeks) the bottom molars are coming through and the top front are clearly visible under the gums. I took her to my dentist who looked at me as if I was insane for worrying and said random teething patterns were quite common. Worried about how weird my tiny baby's going to look though!
Ds 12.5 mo has 11 teeth. Order: bottom middle two, followed by next two bottom incisors. Front middle incisors were next, then the other two top incisors. He has 3 more towards the back of his mouth which I think are first molars as too far back to be canines. I think we are cutting number 12 (the last first molar) then hopefully we will get a long break.
My younger son got his teeth in a funny order too - he got his molars first, when he was 12 months old, which explained the horrendous four months of teething before anything happened. He's 23 months now and still doesn't have all his teeth. I think he looks like a Halloween pumpkin (but very cute).