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can you get braces if you still have baby teeth

A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Ayoub
17 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
Yes: It is recommended to have all baby teeth out however in some cases where a phase 1 treatment can be started, some baby teeth can still be there.
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience Dentistry
Yes, you can: Orthodontic care is often started in the transitional dentition to prevent certain malocclusions from occuring. This is decided on a case by case basi ... Read More
Dr. Gary Sandler
53 years experience Dentistry
When to start Ortho: When to start orthodontic care is decided on a case by case basis. Certain situations warrant early intervention to prevent more serious malocclusions ... Read More

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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nela Cordero
53 years experience Pediatrics
DENTAL BRACES: Braces are used to straighten permanent teeth that are not in good alignment. That means no more baby teeth left.
Dr. Shawn Murray
14 years experience Dentistry
Braces: Yes. This happens when jaw growth needs to be modified. Skeletal (bone) growth has a different timing then tooth development. So sometimes it's best t ... Read More
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Dr. S. jay Bowman
35 years experience Orthodontics
Yes: There are occasions when a few baby teeth are actually left in place during orthodontics. For example, if there is no permanent tooth successor to th ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience Dentistry
Invisalign: Invisalign is a possible choice, but if you still have primary teeth, then those would need to be extracted. If the secondary teeth are impacted, they ... Read More
Dr. Gary Sandler
53 years experience Dentistry
Two issues:: The first issue is whether or not you need orthodontics due to a malocclusion (bad bite) or for esthetic reasons. The second issue is how to deal with ... Read More
Dr. Arnold Malerman
52 years experience Orthodontics
2 choices: Non-surgical choice: move teeth into best possible positions orthodontically. Know that braces are twice as effective as clear aligners at moving te ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Thaler
40 years experience Prosthodontics
Not usually: You need solid anchoring to move teeth. Baby teeth typically do not have the root structure and anchorage in bone to use this way. Check with the orth ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sandra Eleczko
35 years experience Dentistry
Ortho evaluation : Start by taking your daughter for a consult with an orthodontist. The orthodontist will work with your dentist to establish a treatment plan and the ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience Dentistry
No set amount: Orthodontic care is an individualized treatment, and as such, every case is different. Some patients start treatment with many primary teeth present, ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Yes: We have to build the braces on permanent teeth.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
52 years experience Orthodontics
NO!: Please see a pediatric dental specialist.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Schleimer
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Perhaps: You have what we call mixed dentition. If after a consult with an orthodontist, they feel you can be helped meaningfully by early treatment, then yes ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience Dentistry
Mixed Dentition: It is possible to have orthodontic brackets and wires placed while the patient has a mixed dentition.

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