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At what age should a child get braces?

At what age should a child get braces?

Varies: Some dentist will do mixed dentition braces, before the baby teeth have been lost. Some will wait until the adult teeth are in. It depends on the severity of the underlying problem is, and the steps needed for correction. Discuss with your child's dentist. ...Read more

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Braces (Definition)

They are used in orthodontics. The braces are put onto the teeth at precise anatomical locations, and wire runs through the braces and brings teeth into proper alignment. This is a very short answer for a very ...Read more


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Does every child/teen need braces when they are 10-14 years old?

Does every child/teen need braces when they are 10-14 years old?

No: Not every person requires braces. A reputable dentist can help evaluate and answer this question for a given person. ...Read more

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Anyone have any info on ways I can afford my child's braces if we are poor?

Anyone have any info on ways I can afford my child's braces if we are poor?

Local Dental School: Many universities with dental schools have excellent programs for orthodontics where they can treat your child and using sliding scales for financial stress. ...Read more

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Can kids who are really small for their age always need braces when they get older?

Can kids who are really small for their age always need braces when they get older?

Dental braces?: I assume you are asking about dental braces. The need for orthodontic treatment is not related to stature. At age 7 take your child to a qualified orthodontic specialist for first exam. The orthodontist can then help guide your child's crania-facial growth and development. ...Read more

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Does child health plus cover braces?

Does child health plus cover braces?

Don't think so: Every plan is different, but from what I have read about ny's plan, the answer is no. Ask your family dentist to refer you to an orthodontist to discuss this issue. ...Read more

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Are braces safe for children below 10?

Are braces safe for children below 10?

Yes: Some minor issues, like crossbites, need to be fixed or improved early because they are often more challenging to fix later. This early or interceptive treatment can sometimes be done with braces assuming that the child will brush effectively. Sometimes removable retainer like appliances can be used, assuming the child will wear them and not lose them. ...Read more

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At what age can children start getting braces?

Depends on Dx: Depending on the diagnosis of your child's individual problem, a qualified orthodontic specialist will present a rx-plan individualized to your child's needs. Take your child for 1st orthodontic exam as a 7th birthday present. Listen carefully to what the orthodontist tells you, and make an informed decision. 2 classmates, best friends, 1 is ready for rx at 10, the other not until 13. ...Read more

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At what age can a child wear invisalign instead of regular braces?

At what age can a child wear invisalign instead of regular braces?

12 - 13 years old: Invisalign teen is appropriate for patients who have shed all of their baby teeth & have second molars at least partially erupted-- this includes most teens. Invisalign teen is a product that only an orthodontist can provide. General dentists, however, can provide invisalign full, express or assist. Check w/ your dentist/orthodontist to see which alignment therapy is best for your child. ...Read more

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