That's not what you want the dental hygienist to say.
"Immediate referral to an orthodontist. Give me a call and tell me what he says he's going to do. I have no idea what he'll do."
These are things you just don't want to hear at the dentist office.
Rachael has been through this before. Lily was put into braces in May and she is in 2nd grade now. She feels my pain.
Don't get me wrong. We knew that she would need braces. Dr. Rick told me that when she was three. "Normally, I tell parents that we need to wait and see, but I'm telling you that she will definitely need braces."
What's the big deal? Well, you have 4 teeth along the bottom with the fence post of eye teeth on either side. K has three across the middle with eye teeth on the sides. The 4th tooth is back behind an eye tooth and a regular bottom tooth (I didn't go to dental school, so pardon me if I'm giving the wrong tooth reference) and coming up, causing pain.
We'll be visiting one of my customers here on November 22 at the bright and early time of 7 AM. The good news is that the consultation is no charge and they take a payment plan.
That's awesome since I hear that dental insurance covers very little of it.
Is this the worst thing in the world? Nah. When the hygienist was stunned that I wasn't bent out of shape about it, I told her that it is what it is. I said that it isn't a cosmetic need that could be dismissed as nice, but not absolutely necessary. Bless her heart, we've known that braces were coming down the pike. She'll have beautifully straight teeth when we're done-- when she is 50. ;)