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I guess I am just super paranoid about her bite being thrown. So anyway, I posted a couple of pics here.

I am concerned about the canines- her right, my left. The one on the bottom seems like it's making that top tooth push out a little and then the top canine is pointed backwards.

What do you gals think?
 

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Leila's baby teeth looked pretty weird and messed up as they were being pushed out, etc. Now that most of the adult teeth are in, things have really filled in and look 100x better. I think it's a little early to worry. Plus, I don't think there's much you can do at this point but wait, anyway..

I know you really want to show her, but just remember that if the bite is your worst issue with an otherwise perfect pup, then you're really lucky :)
 

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Terra and Noel both have adult teeth coming in. And neither of their mouths look good either. :-( But like everyone said, just wait out the transition and see how her adult teeth settle. Just keep brushing them and you will be good!

My dogs hate having their teeth brushed but I know they have to show their bite on the show table, so I have been brushing their teeth in my lap on the floor and training to show their bite on the grooming table....just a thought.
 

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You can have the baby teeth pulled if the vet feels it will help the bite.
 

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Janine~ I'm not sure which are baby teeth, other than the canines. Looks like all her top are almost adult teeth coming in. As I remember those teeth being really tiny. The bottom canine looks like it's pushing up against the incisor and making the incisor push out a little.
 

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You can have the baby teeth pulled if the vet feels it will help the bite.
That's what happened with tyler. His baby teeth were crowding all the permanent teeth coming in and misaligning his canines so that they weren't in the right formation. Our vet rushed to pull them (with neuter) otherwise felt he might have needed an orthodontist and some sort of cap to correct. After pulling babies and us being told how to help pull canine into place we went back to the vet at a later date and it's all lined up.
 

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To keep her lower bite from going off, as soon as you see the adult canines bud, have the baby canines removed. If not, the baby canines will deflect the adults inward and the incisors will be out of alignment. The baby canines roots are as long as what you see. The roots don't deteriate like the incisors do. It happens more with the lower canines than the upper canines. They grow quickly and can ruin the bite within a few days.

Going back and looking at the first picture. You need to get the baby canines out really soon. That way it will give the adult incisor that is missing a place to come in and the adult canine will have room and not crowd the lower bite. Upper canines all curve towards the mouth. You upper incisors are all in. The end ones have a tendency to curve out like hers is doing.
 

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Those canines look like babys to me. And that is exactly how Nelson's looked. He actually had double canines for a bit, before the baby ones fell out. I think they are perfectly fine now though. I will have to try and get a picture of them maybe to show you, so you don't panic and worry!

His were all wonky looking when he was in the process of teething, losing and gaining new ones.
 

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To keep her lower bite from going off, as soon as you see the adult canines bud, have the baby canines removed. If not, the baby canines will deflect the adults inward and the incisors will be out of alignment. The baby canines roots are as long as what you see. The roots don't deteriate like the incisors do. It happens more with the lower canines than the upper canines. They grow quickly and can ruin the bite within a few days.

Going back and looking at the first picture. You need to get the baby canines out really soon. That way it will give the adult incisor that is missing a place to come in and the adult canine will have room and not crowd the lower bite. Upper canines all curve towards the mouth. You upper incisors are all in. The end ones have a tendency to curve out like hers is doing.
Yep, you don't want to have a bite go off at the last minute when it could have been avoided. I didn't know I had to get retained canines out when I first got Lucy - learned that one the hard way! Her bite turned out showable but definitely not a perfect bite, like it probably would have been if I had those teeth out when I was supposed to.
 

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Thanks all, I am going to take her to the vet this week and see what he says. Those canines are still her baby ones. I am worried about the bottom one, how it's pushing up against the canine on top.
 
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