Hello, this is Charlie and she is a beautiful pure bred, Labrador! I absolutely adore her, but I’m feeling discouraged… I discovered a few weeks ago that she has an overbite. I had her at the vet and they sent me to a dental specialist who said it’s not as severe as some, but definitely something that needs to be taken care of.
They suggested starting by extracting the bottom canines (as they are puncturing the roof of her mouth ) and then reevaluating once her adults start coming in. Their quote was a bit out of my price range, so I did a bit of looking around at other vets willing to pull them. I found some that are willing to, but all of them are saying it doesn’t make sense to since she’s almost 18 weeks old and is loosing teeth already and her canines are going to be falling out soon. They all have said it could cause trauma to her jaw and it would be better to wait. So now I’m confused, am I doing the wrong thing by waiting for them to come out? Are they going to do a ton more damage while they’re there and eliminate any chance of the jaw growing more? Or would it be the wrong thing to pull them with so much liability/possibilities to cause trauma and future problems?
Any advice welcome! I’m beyond stressed about it!