That reminds me, Doctor; It seems that mydaughter's adult teeth are very late. They take sucha long time to grow in.
Her baby teeth stay loose for a long time. They don'tseem to fall out fast enough. When they finally fall out, it still takes a long time for the newteeth to grow in.
I wouldn't worry about it too much. There are many differences in the rate of normal toothgrowth. Some children get their permanent teeth much sooner than others, some children"cut" their teeth quickly. Be sure to bring your daughter in for an examination. I want to besure that everything is OK.
Is it true that this type of treatment should be taken care of at a young age?
Yes, a malocclusion should be treated early in life for many reasons.
1) A malocclusion in an adult is much more difficult to treat. It's usually more expensive too.
2) Malocclusion may result in chewing difficulties and excessive strains on the teeth, jaws, andfacial muscles.
3) Crooked teeth are more difficult to keep clean. This usually results in a greater incidence oftooth decay and gum diseases.
4) Severe malocclusion can cause oral and facial deformities that can result in seriousemotional problems too.