How Long Is The Wait?

My six-year-old daughter finally lost her two bottom front teeth. How long will it take for the permanent teeth to move into place?

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Because each child is unique, it is hard to say how long it will take for the permanent teeth to move into place. Some children's teeth move quickly into place in a matter of weeks, while others take a little longer. Since they are already visible, you should be able to see their progress easily. Do not be alarmed that her permanent teeth were already visible before she lost her primary teeth. For lower anterior (front) teeth especially, this is not uncommon. Take your daughter for regular dental examinations to check for cavities and to determine if her oral development is continuing normally.

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