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Did yor child(ren) have braces?

if so did they take a pacifer and if they did at what age did they stop with the pacifer? thanks

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Asked by lambdarose at 9:28 PM on Jun. 4, 2011 in Kids' Health

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  • My daughter just got braces and she never had a pacifier.

    Answer by emmyandlisa at 9:36 PM on Jun. 4, 2011

  • thank you. did she suck her thumb at all or anything like that? i am just wondering because my two younger family members had pacifers and they both needed braces and i want to at least see if there was a corellation.

    Comment by lambdarose (original poster) at 9:43 PM on Jun. 4, 2011

  • My older son never had braces. My younger one just got them off last month. Neither one used a pacifier.

    Answer by elliecooper at 11:33 PM on Jun. 4, 2011

  • My older boys (12, 14) have not had braces. My 12 yr old was a thumb/finger sucker and did that until he was 4 or 6. He has no issues with his teeth. My youngest is 5, and just lost his 1st tooth. Right now it is too soon to tell if he will need braces or not. He did use a pacifier till he was 1yr old and he gave that up on his own.
    Don't forget about genetics--- sometimes teeth 'issues' can be passed on in the family.... which is how I ended up in braces.

    Answer by MizLee at 12:42 AM on Jun. 5, 2011

  • thanks. so just because she has a pacifer doesn't mean she will need braces. i am glad about that. well, only two in my side of the family had braces. i am not sure about the father's side. thanks for all your answers.

    Comment by lambdarose (original poster) at 8:46 AM on Jun. 5, 2011

  • My brother, sister, and I all had braces for about a year and each of us did take a pacifier while younger. Our orthodontist used to fight with my mom, saying we were thumbsuckers based on how our teeth looked but it simply wasn't true.

    Neither of my kids ever took a pacifier nor did they suck their thumbs; my oldest never needed braces, my youngest will be getting them in the next 6 months or so.

    Answer by Anonymous at 8:46 AM on Jun. 8, 2011

  • my sister did

    Answer by rinamomof2 at 12:38 PM on Jun. 11, 2011

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