Let’s say that you are a parent with multiple kids with all the associated costs of those kids. Orthodontics is one of the most expensive purchases that a parent can make. Here’s a little secret in order to avoid that cost or at least minimize it.
Top Super Secret: Remove primary (baby) teeth as soon as they become loose.
All too often children and/or parents are afraid to remove baby teeth because of pain (obviously), cost and general uncertainty whether it is time for the tooth to come out. When a baby tooth is loose (sans accident) is it ready to come out. Removing that baby tooth allows a clear and uneventful eruption of the permanent (adult) tooth. The eruption of baby teeth typically occurs between 6-12 years of age.
There is usually spacing in the anterior baby teeth which allow room for larger anterior adult teeth. Don’t be concerned if your child (under 8) has spacing. The posterior baby teeth are typically larger than the adult successors which helps in making room for all of the adult teeth.Encourage or maybe even reward your children for wiggling out those baby teeth. It will save you in the long run!