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    Default Can this Malocclusion be fixed??

    One of the 5 baby grey’s I’ve been working with for release this summer has recently been struggling with the nipple. I looked in her mouth and this is what I saw:

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    I trimmed the lower teeth...
    And by looks of the roof of her mouth she wil need an antibiotic.

    Can something that looks like this correct itself after trimming??

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    Boy, I kind of doubt it. All you can do s hold her back and be really vigilant about trimming the lowers - perhaps that top tooth will straighten out if they aren't being pushed aside by the lowers, but those are pretty bad...

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    Oh no.... I hope she can make it... She’s only 8? 9 weeks old? Not sure. I trimmed them as low as could without getting into the pink.

    Jon is going to scream if.....

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    Default Re: Can this Malocclusion be fixed??

    When I had my first maloccluded (Twitch) we trimmed top short and bottom not as short so that they could wear down together. For her, it worked. No guarantees though. Always worth a try in my opinion.
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    Default Re: Can this Malocclusion be fixed??

    Duckman mentions a squirrel in his signature who "got braces"....ask him if that's actually possible!
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    Braces ... wow; sure , willing to try anything. And I’ll try trimming like Sammy’s mom did.
    Thank you for suggestions

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