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Thread: Malocclusion of Lower Canines - Best Option?

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    Senior Member windycanyon's Avatar
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    A few years ago, I had a pup in BC whose vet was very concerned about bite-- same age. The vet was trying to get the owner set up w/ a dental specialist, etc, at quite a hefty price tag. I asked the owner to be patient and voila, within a matter of 2 wks or less, the canines started to grow outward, as is normal and his bite is perfect. Are you sure this isn't just a normal stage????? I tell people not to look at 5mos when the canines are coming in!

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    I think one of the teeth will probably be okay - it is moving nicely since the puppy tooth came out, but the other tooth is going right up into the roof of his mouth. The dentist will check it again before he has the appliance put on but it looks like it will need help. I had a breeder friend look at it too and she didn't think it would fix itself. It is a tough call because putting the appliance on right now will mean a really quick fix. I hate to wait too long and then have him develop a lesion from the tooth poking him in the mouth. I guess I don't know the right answer.
    Deb Anderson

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    Deb,
    The owner of the pup (mentioned above) saw this post and wanted to pass along this link on the ball therapy: http://www.toothvet.ca/PDFfiles/ball_%20therapy.pdf
    It was interesting as ~1 yr later, another breeder friend had a pup owner who was a vet. She was also up in arms over canines coming in crooked. Somewhere I have photos that I took of a girl at 5 mos, showing the same (her bite turned out perfect too). Anyhow, all 3 that were worrisome ended up perfect. Just don't want to see you rush into something that may not be necessary.

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