Devin went to the dentist yesterday.
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|Thu, 05-21-2009 - 12:33pm|
I have mentioned that Devin has some serious jaw and dental issues. He has an underdeveloped jaw and several missing teeth...teeth that just never grew in. Medical professionals said we had to take a "wait and see" attitude about it. Well, he have waited long enough and it affects his speech. He has no front upper teeth, and he needs them to talk.
We took him to the dentist yesterday and he gave us the low down. Devin has seven missing teeth...BUT he is getting molars and adult teeth that he shouldn't be getting for years. He has a couple of cavities that need to be filled ASAP and then we will get him on a maintenance plan (ever six months). The next step is the orthodontist where they will probably brace his adult teeth, and then put some "teeth" on the wire so he can have a complete set of teeth. That way as his mouth and jaw grows they can adjust them as necessary. When he becomes an adult, we can look at permanent implants.
I am glad we got some answers yesterday. He said it could fix a lot of the speech issues Devin has, and make him easier to understand.