What if my baby's teeth are crooked?

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What if my baby's teeth are crooked?

No one’s first thought upon seeing an adorable little baby face, is, “you know what that needs? Orthodontia.” This means that if those first few pearly whites start to come in crooked, it can cause some worry. It doesn’t need to, though - early crooked teeth often twist themselves right around and into the right position, no braces necessary. In fact, most early childhood teeth differences resolve themselves on their own, or don't predict any adult tooth problems that show up later.

To give your baby the best shot at straight teeth as she grows, you may want to make sure thumb-sucking or pacifier use ends before her adult teeth start coming in. It's also a good idea to help protect her baby teeth, so that they don't come out before her mouth is ready.

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