Q. I want to get braces but I have so many baby teeth. What to do?

Answered by
Dr. Mousam Chattopadhyay
and medically reviewed by Dr. Sneha Kannan
This is a premium question & answer published on May 28, 2020

im a 14 year old child . My concern is that i only have 24 set of teeth , 1 is growing at the back but i only have 13 baby teeth and 11 are permanent teeth . To be add on , i have doubling rows since three years back, and have gotten it out last year but it is still hasnt come back to its place because of the lack of space . My teeth are a mess , i want to get braces but i have so many baby teeth . I dont know what to do please help me

Dr. Mousam Chattopadhyay

Dentistry Endodontist

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First of all you will be needing an OPG, its a full mouth view xray , extraction of the decidious teeths as found in the Xray will be done.

Now its turn to see where those impacted permanent tooths are present . Hopefully they will errupt a bit late , but they have no tendenxy to erupts they will be removed. If needed ortho treatment at 16 years of age (minimum)

So for now Get to your Dentist get an Opg done and get all those baby tooths extracted.

You can also upload the xray to me so I can assist you more. You are a good kid , donot worry ... am here to help you when even you need . Focus on your grades .

Avoid too much sweet food or chochlates or sticky foods . Brush twice and donot forget to rinse. Your teeth will be fine dont worry . If possible upload the xray image for me to look at .

Have a good day . Thanks alot.

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