Ugly Duckling stage

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06/13/2018

Have you ever worried about the way your children’s second teeth are coming through?? 

This is a really common question for us as the teeth that are erupting are full sized but the mouth they are trying to fit into is still growing.

A particular concern for parents is the “ugly duckling” stage.

This is a normal stage of dental development, usually between the ages of 7 and 12 years, preceding the eruption of the permanent canines.

It is caused when the upper central and lateral incisors are tipped laterally due to the crowding created by the unerupted canines.

As the canines grow they push on the roots of the incisors producing the tipping and resultantly  a midline space (median diastema) between the front teeth

The midline space is normally transitory and the incisors usually assume normal alignment when the upper canines erupt into position creating a pressure back the other way.

If there is not enough room in the mouth for the canines to align properly that is when we consider braces for your child. But don’t worry we automatically check all these things for your child during there regular check ups with us as the correct time for intervention is individual for each child.

If you have any further questions please either phone and speak to one of our oral health educators on 01524825218 or message via our Facebook page and we will be happy to help.

Very pleased with my first appointment, Sofia was very thorough and pleasant.
D. Mclaughlin
Excellent dentist, lovely warm and welcoming staff. I love my Dentist Stuart, always chatty and makes you feel relaxed.
Shane
Lovely, relaxed appointment. Sofia was lovely and explained everything very well.
S. Hardie
I won’t see anyone else.
Patient at Hest Bank Dental Care
Very friendly staff, I wouldn’t change my dentist for the world.
A. Rashid
Lovely, pleasant place to come – both staff and premises spotlessly clean.
Patient at Hest Bank Dental Care
My dental nurse (Charlie) was excellent, it would be lovely to have her every time.
S. Todd
Even with having work done, Stuart made Phoebe (age 9) smile.
Patient at Hest Bank Dental Care
I've been a patient for a few year's now and I have to say I've never felt so comfortable going to the dentist. The staff are very friendly and professional and go way beyond the call of duty.
Toby Bush
Always very welcoming, friendly and reassuring.
Patient at Hest Bank Dental Care
Our whole family attend Hest Bank Dental Centre it is a fabulous, friendly and caring practice. The whole team make you feel very welcome at every visit. Highly recommend
Tracey
Bolton le Sands
Friendly and approachable (Stuart and Gen).
P. Gallagher
Absolutely wonderful service, caring & very professional staff x A*A*A*A*A* highly recommended - superb dentist -the best!
Emma T
Wonderful as always! Thank you so much, no pain!!
Patient at Hest Bank Dental Care
Hest Bank Dental Care has completely cured us of our previous loathing of dentists and dental practices…you know you are in safe hands and that the team do everything possible to relax you and ensure the treatments are as comfortable as possible.
Sandi & Polly Haythornthwaite
The whole ambience is very pleasant, lovely waiting room and great views. Kate has done wonders with my teeth. A caring team where everyone works together.
Mrs. Light
Thank you for your expertise and kindness.
Patient at Hest Bank Dental Care
Everyone is always so kind, gentle and helpful. I have always felt that I’m in safe hands.
David Dale
I'm always put at ease by the compassionate, professional staff.
Patient at Hest Bank Dental Care
Always a happy place, everything is explained in detail. Very pleased with service.
Patient at Hest Bank Dental Care
Love this practice! Total trust in your abilities and expertise.
Patient at Hest Bank Dental Care
I like the up-to-date technology.
Patient at Hest Bank Dental Care
I love the dentist.
H. Payne
Always a pleasure to visit.
M. Caygill
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Very pleased with my first appointment, Sofia was very thorough and pleasant.
D. Mclaughlin
Excellent dentist, lovely warm and welcoming staff. I love my Dentist Stuart, always chatty and makes you feel relaxed.
Shane
Lovely, relaxed appointment. Sofia was lovely and explained everything very well.
S. Hardie
I won’t see anyone else.
Patient at Hest Bank Dental Care
Very friendly staff, I wouldn’t change my dentist for the world.
A. Rashid
Lovely, pleasant place to come – both staff and premises spotlessly clean.
Patient at Hest Bank Dental Care
My dental nurse (Charlie) was excellent, it would be lovely to have her every time.
S. Todd
Even with having work done, Stuart made Phoebe (age 9) smile.
Patient at Hest Bank Dental Care
I've been a patient for a few year's now and I have to say I've never felt so comfortable going to the dentist. The staff are very friendly and professional and go way beyond the call of duty.
Toby Bush
Always very welcoming, friendly and reassuring.
Patient at Hest Bank Dental Care
Our whole family attend Hest Bank Dental Centre it is a fabulous, friendly and caring practice. The whole team make you feel very welcome at every visit. Highly recommend
Tracey
Bolton le Sands
Friendly and approachable (Stuart and Gen).
P. Gallagher
Absolutely wonderful service, caring & very professional staff x A*A*A*A*A* highly recommended - superb dentist -the best!
Emma T
Wonderful as always! Thank you so much, no pain!!
Patient at Hest Bank Dental Care
Hest Bank Dental Care has completely cured us of our previous loathing of dentists and dental practices…you know you are in safe hands and that the team do everything possible to relax you and ensure the treatments are as comfortable as possible.
Sandi & Polly Haythornthwaite
The whole ambience is very pleasant, lovely waiting room and great views. Kate has done wonders with my teeth. A caring team where everyone works together.
Mrs. Light
Thank you for your expertise and kindness.
Patient at Hest Bank Dental Care
Everyone is always so kind, gentle and helpful. I have always felt that I’m in safe hands.
David Dale
I'm always put at ease by the compassionate, professional staff.
Patient at Hest Bank Dental Care
Always a happy place, everything is explained in detail. Very pleased with service.
Patient at Hest Bank Dental Care
Love this practice! Total trust in your abilities and expertise.
Patient at Hest Bank Dental Care
I like the up-to-date technology.
Patient at Hest Bank Dental Care
I love the dentist.
H. Payne
Always a pleasure to visit.
M. Caygill