When the Timing of Losing Baby Teeth Becomes an Orthodontic Issue - late adult teeth

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Losing Baby Teeth Late - Baby Teeth Not Falling Out late adult teeth


Hormonal factors play a strong role in tooth development, so children with pituitary or thyroid problems frequently develop teeth late. Jaw malformations and mineral deficiencies can also delay tooth eruption. Parents should not be concerned about a child who develops teeth slightly later than her peers.

Permanent teeth are the set of teeth that we get after the age of 6 years and serve us for the rest of our lives. We have 32 permanent teeth, 16 at each jaw, which are also known as secondary or adult teeth.

Similarly, if baby teeth fall out too late, this can force the underlying adult ones to come in crooked. In some cases, if the concealed adult teeth are or become too crowded, they may not be able to push out the visible baby teeth. But in any case, removing baby .

The delay of losing baby teeth may also have a negative effect on the child’s psychology. Getting their new adult teeth is considered as evidence of growing up. Being the only ones among their friends left still with their baby teeth can make children feel uncomfortable causing stress and inferiority feelings.