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As your child’s 20 primary teeth are replaced by their 32 adult teeth, it’s possible for two or more to merge very close to each other. In a case like this, the overcrowded teeth and the related teeth in their bite pattern can be at increased risk for problems with dental attrition and dental fractures.

If the teeth are exceedingly misaligned or severely crowded, Dr. Daniel Adams might recommend having a tooth extracted before installing the braces installed in your child’s mouth. This will allow the necessary room to bring the other teeth into their correct position in their mouth.

After the extraction, Dr. Daniel Adams will likely provide you with a prescription for pain medication. They will need to be taken as directed for maximum effect.

As their gums continue to heal it’s best to avoid chewing on that side of your mouth. Offering your child soft foods like mashed potatoes, applesauce, pasta, and yogurt will help ease the biting force. When drinking it’s best to avoid using a straw as the suction could pull harm the tender extraction site.

Any other special care considerations or post-operative instructions will be covered by Dr. Daniel Adams after the appointment.

Once their gums have fully healed, Dr. Daniel Adams can install the braces in your child’s mouth to start the process of correcting the alignment of their teeth.

If you live in the Carlsbad, California, area and your son or daughter has an overcrowding issue with their teeth, you should call 760.804.0080 to schedule a braces consultation with the orthodontic specialists at Full Smile Orthodontics.