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At what age can a child start to wear braces?

Is 8 too young?

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Asked by Anonymous at 9:08 PM on Nov. 23, 2009 in Just for Fun

Answers (4)
  • i got braces when i was in 5th grade, so i think i was 9 or 10.

    Answer by PURPULbutterfly at 9:11 PM on Nov. 23, 2009

  • My son's ortho has kids as young as 9 wearing braces. I would think 8 us a little too young. Most kids don't get braces until 10 or older. Their mouths are still developing and growing at 8.

    Answer by tyfry7496 at 9:11 PM on Nov. 23, 2009

  • It depends on how many adult teeth are in, how many baby teeth are left, and how bad the shifting is. Some kids get appliances put in very young to help their mouth grow in the right shape. The ortho should do a free assessment.

    Answer by ecodani at 9:13 PM on Nov. 23, 2009

  • my niece had them at 8 and only had them for a short time. I guess it depends on what they are treating.

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:46 PM on Nov. 23, 2009

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