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Crowded teeth

At age 10 my daughter had 5 teeth extracted and braces applied. We were told that there were also teeth missing and that applying the braces would fill in the gaps. Now 2 teeth are trying to come in between the teeth that have been pulled together by the braces, and the doctor wants to extract them now. We were told these teeth were genetically missing. I think the braces were applied to early, before all her teeth had a chance to grow in. I can upload the exray.
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540545 tn?1377622918
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It looks to me that she's missing a lower incisor on the bottom and she has two premolars that are starting to grow up.  The premolars are impacted somehow and are going the wrong direction.  Luckily it appears that they aren't right below the teeth that are already out and causing any damage to the teeth but its hard to see a 3D jaw in a 2D x-ray.  It looks like the teeth are straighten out relatively well.  I would ask the doctor to clarify your concern but I would imagine that getting the impacted teeth out would be a good next step.  You might want to consult with an oral surgeon who will most likely be doing the extractions.
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Thank you Dr. TSang. The photo is located here: http://www.medhelp.org/user_photos/show/130180?personal_page_id=1289354

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540545 tn?1377622918
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I suppose.  Upload them and I'll take a look and see whats going on.  
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