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Last week Dr. Tatum discussed Early Orthodontic Treatment (Phase I). Today I am going to talk about the development of the permanent dentition (adult dentition) and what happens between the end of Phase I treatment and the adult dentition.

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What Happens Between Early Treatment and Adult Dentition?

January 28, 2016
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Written by: Dr. Natalia Hodge

Find out when adult teeth usually erupt and why not everybody who has early treatment needs retainers.

Last week Dr. Tatum discussed Early Orthodontic Treatment (Phase I). Today I am going to talk about the development of the permanent dentition (adult dentition) and what happens between the end of Phase I treatment and the adult dentition. The transition between baby teeth and adult teeth does not happen all at once. As previously discussed, around the age of 6, most kids get their first adult molars. Around the same time (between the ages of 6 and 8), they lose their upper and lower front baby teeth, which are replaced by adult teeth. During that first moment of transition, there is always something new happening. There is frequent excitement with multiple loose baby teeth and new teeth com