Re: ? about my childs teeth
I'm not an expert, but can at least give you a similar situation...
My nephew never lost one of his lateral incisors and I believe that he doesn't have the other. His smile is fine. As a matter of fact, I don't even notice which teeth are adult and which aren't.
Why don't they extract her deciduous canines, if she has all the swelling that you spoke of? Is she uncomfortable?
Also, what do you mean that her upper palate is "falling"? I've never heard of that terminology...just wondered.
Why don't they wait awhile for ortho, since she's missing so many teeth and still has the canines to loose. Maybe you should have a second opinion with another orthodontist. My son was 12 when ortho was started. He started with a palatal expander and then braces on the top arch and later on the bottom. He had to loose quite a few teeth before they could begin his ortho, but they waited.
So ask, and/or get that second opinion, about the deciduous teeth, implants, and beginning ortho.
Let us know what happens....and maybe someone else will have some answers for you if we bump this up!