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A 16-year-old female asked:

Will an orthodontist put braces on canine teeth that are still growing in?

4 doctor answers6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Robert Douglas
Orthodontics 52 years experience
Yes: The earlier your doctor can get ahold of your canines, the more control (s)he will have over their position. We often uncover canines so that we can attach brackets ASAP.
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Orthodontics 54 years experience
Depends: At some point in the erruptive process the Orthodontist will determine, by training and experience, when it is the right time to place an attachment onto the teeth to help guide them into optimal occlusion. Ask you Orthodontic Specialist for an answer that pertains exactly to your unique malocclusion.
Dr. Hilary Baskin
Orthodontics 29 years experience
Maybe: there are so many factors to consider in answering this question. the net/net is that in some cases the answer is yes and others no. The best person to ask is your orthodontist and whether the answer is yes or no, that they help you understand the "why" as it relates to your case.
Dr. Louis Gallia
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial 46 years experience
Yes: Yes, if it fits the treatment plan. Make sure you are treated by a board certified orthodontist.

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A 31-year-old member asked:

Will the orthodontist stop you from having braces by the colour of your teeth?

5 doctor answers7 doctors weighed in
Dr. Richard Sousa
Dentistry 33 years experience
Not a color issue: It is not likely that an orthodontist would have all that much concern about the color of your teeth as much as the issues of their basic health status such as periodontal disease or decay. Ortho is mostly concerned about correcting mis aligned teeth and correcting bite problems.
Last updated Jul 18, 2015


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