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Orthodontics for young children

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Violentbeauregarde · 23/09/2020 12:04

Does anyone have any knowledge on orthodontics for young kids. My 7 year old has a cross bite so her bottom front tooth sits entirely in front of her upper tooth. It sits very far forward and is also a
bit wobbly. Her dentist has only just referred us to an orthodontist (she wasn’t seen back in March due to Lockdown so 6 months wasted here) however he has also terrified me and has basically said the tooth could snap off as it’s so vulnerable.

I phoned the orthodontist this morning and we are looking at June 2021 for an NHS appointment or of course we can pay to go privately.

Am I missing something or is this just how it works? It seems really odd to me that for something that is seemingly time critical, not cosmetic and on such a little child we dont have any other options. Are there orthodontic departments in hospitals that would deal with stuff like this?

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ExclamationPerfume · 23/09/2020 12:58

Here they don't see kids until they are 16. My Dd was on the list for four years. There is no funding.

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Rowgtfc72 · 23/09/2020 16:30

Dds front teeth cross over as she needs a baby tooth removed.
Shes in some pain but not enough to be bumped up the list.
Shes on a four year waiting list and expects to be seen when shes 17.
Mad isn't it?

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