Predicting The Future
It is possible to estimate if your child will need braces in
Lainie (Zorn) and Craig Bauer are
thrilled to announce the birth of
their daughter, Arielle Fein (Fruma
Sara). She was welcomed home by
big brothers Aidan and Mac, both 15
months. Excited grandparents are
Lila and Steve Zorn of West
Bloomfield, Anita Bauer of Troy and
Mel Stein of Miami, Fla. Arielle is
named in loving memory of her
paternal great-grandmother Frances
Fein and maternal great-grandmother
r. and Mrs. Richard
Lezell of West Bloomfield
and Mr. and Mrs. John
Locaputo of Cincinnati,
Ohio, proudly announce the engage-
ment of their children, Heather and
Heather earned a bachelor of arts
degree from Ohio State University in
Columbus and a master of science
degree from Nova Southeastern
University in Florida. She is employed
at an elementary school in Cincinnati.
Drew earned a bachelor of arts
degree from Ohio State University
and is a partner at Overbeck-
Locaputo Financial Services.
A November wedding is planned.
Mary (Brooks) and Darryl Raub of
Lampasas, Texas, are happy to
announce the birth of their son,
Dawson Cooper (Moshe Fishel). His
big brother Braedon, 3, was excited
at the homecoming. Sharing in the
joy are proud grandparents Sandy
and Rodney Raub of West
Bloomfield and Emily Brooks of
Lampasas. Also - sharing in the joy is
great-grandmother Sylvette Raub of
Oak Park. Dawson is named in lov-
ing memory of his paternal great-
grandfathers Morris (Puppy) Kraus
and Philip Raub.
the future by certain aspects of their developing teeth. For
example, when all the baby teeth (also known as decidu-
ous or primary teeth) have erupted, if there is crowding or
not excess space between the teeth, there is likelihood that
orthodontics will be needed. The permanent teeth take
up more space than the baby ones they replace, so even if
the baby teeth look perfect in ideal alignment, there is
probably going to be crowding.
To best guess if your child has enough room in the pos-
terior or back of the mouth, you can measure from the
front of the lower 1st molar, which erupts into the mouth
around age 6, to the back of the lateral incisor which is the 2" tooth from the
midline. If the measurement is less than 22 millimeters, then you can guess
there will not be enough room for the future permanent teeth.
To determine if the palate of roof of the mouth is wide enough, the measure-
ment you want to see between the right and left 1s1 permanent molars is 38
millimeters, or the length of a dental cotton roll. This dimension is fairly
consistent from age 10 to late adolescence.
Lastly, if your child can fit their little finger in between the upper and lower
front teeth when the mouth is closed, then you may have a future problem
with overlap. Also if you do not see at least 50% of the lower teeth when
the teeth are closed together, there may be a problem with a deep over bite.
All these are best evaluated by an orthodontist who can
best determine growth direction and when to intervene.
For more information or a complimentary consultation,
call our office on the border of
West Bloomfield/Commerce Township at 360-7700.
Nelson (Nick) Hersh
11 A A Itfr
Happy 50th Anniversary
Love, Lynne & Gordon,
Marcie & Bob, Penny & Robin
alit Amsalem and Michael
Kay are thrilled to
announce their engage-
ment. Galit is the daugh-
ter of Haim and Edith Ohana of
Delray Beach, Fla., and Shosh Ohana
of Tel Aviv, Israel. Michael is the son
of Jack and Goldie Kay of Windsor,
Galit is a former model and Michael
is the owner of Health Insurance
The couple are planning a
November wedding in Israel followed
by a honeymoon in Greece.
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