5 Teeth Straightening Options for Kids

Serial Extraction

There's a chance that you might not have to sacrifice your child's college fund so she can have straight teeth. Sometimes a little tooth-pulling -- otherwise known as serial extraction -- is all that's needed to make things fall into place. This is where it could be really beneficial to take your child to the orthodontist when she's young: If the doctor is able to pull some baby teeth, it could create room for permanent teeth to grow into a less crowded mouth. We're not making any promises here, but that could save your child the pain and you the cost of years of orthodontics [source: Medicine Net].

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