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26 Nov 2011

At what age do you start using braces in boys
My son is 10 years old and has only 8 permanent teeth. One can see that there is not enough space for his teeth as the front 2 are overlapping. Both me and his dad had braces and not enough space for our theeth. When do I have to take him to a Orthodontic specialist? Most people say we have to wait until he has all his permanet teeth.
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01 Jan 0001

Your dentist will need to advise you when is the ideal time for the orthodontic visit. The dental checkup needs to be done first- only IF thet teeth do not require treatment , can braces be done.
Braces are usually done from the ages of 11-13
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