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17 Mar 2014

8 Year olds screw tooth
My 8 year old has one of his top teeth coming out extremely screw, I have never seen anything like this before. I am not on medical aid and therefore want to get some background into what my options are regarding what needs to be done to his teeth before I go and pay lots of money in dentist bills. Can you give me a more or less idea of what the dentist could do about it?
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17 Mar 2014

8 is usually a bit young to consider braces. You need to have a check up at the dentist (or your local clinic) before any idea can be obtained on costs and treatment options.
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