Pedo-Partial

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    Is there any way a pedo-partial/groper be attached to a first primary molar if the second primary molar hasn’t erupted?
     
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    Why hasn't the 2nd primary molar erupted? X-ray please.
     
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    Because she is only 25 months old
     
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    OK, so this would be the earliest time you would expect them to even start coming through. So, I don't understand your concern at this age. Can you tell me more?
     
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    Thank you for taking the time to respond and I apologize for the lack of info. My 2 year old fell into a desk and knocked out her front right incisor. She now has a lisp and covers her mouth ALL the time. She filmed her first movie at four months and is a child model/actress. We would really like to get her the pedi partial as we think she would benefit from it. She has her first primary molars, but not her second. (She just turned 2) I was wondering if the pedo-partial can connect to the first molar or if we would have to wait till her second primary molars come in before she can get the pedo-partial ?
     
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    I wouldn't do a pedo partial, and I think you'd find it hard to find anyone who would either. The partial would make her lisp even more, and not only interfere with speech development, but may also restrict her jaw growth. At best, you might do an Essix retainer as a simple and easily replaceable option. I'd suggest you see a paedodontist.
     
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    That’s strange. There are quite a few that do them and in a child of her age. The dentist here who extracted her tooth said he’d be happy to do one once she cooperates a little more in his chair. She has an appointment with a pediatric dentist in Beverly Hills. Their office says they do them on children between two and six all the time. I just wasn’t sure if they connect the device to the first or second molar. Why would you think this partial wouldn’t be a good idea? I’ve read that it will help the lisp and boost her self esteem, plus help maintain the space for the permanent tooth to come in as well at help her eating.
     
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