Normal Development of Teeth
|5 to 6 years of age
The first adult molars come in behind the baby other teeth, before any teeth are lost. The adult teeth are developing inside the bone.
|7 to 8 years of age
The baby front teeth get loose and fall out. Larger adult teeth grow in to replace them. This is the stage where parents often see crowding begin.
|9 to 10 years of age
Baby teeth on the sides of the mouth begin to fall out and larger adult teeth replace them.
|11 to 12 years of age
The tooth replacement process continues. If crowding has not been corrected with Phase I orthodontic treatment prior to this stage, extractions are often needed to prevent the last teeth from being blocked out of the dental arch.
|13 to 14 years of age
The second molars finish their eruption, completing the adult or permanent dentition.
If there is enough room, the wisdom teeth erupt in young adulthood.