Need Braces?

Do you think my son needs braces

He has a high canine on the left in the picture. Also he has an overbite and his bottom teeth are a little croocked. With the high canine i saw that a tooth curled behind it.i was also wondering how long it would take if he did need braces.

Answer: Orthodontic Consultation

By Sarah h

It is hard to see the relationship of your sons posterior teeth in the photo. Orthodontics is generally used to correct malocclusion (bad bite), however it does also align the teeth so they are more esthetically appealing.  If your son is between 8-12 years old, he is at the perfect age for an orthodontic consultation and to begin treatment in the near future if needed.  Boys wil continue to grow for several more years, so it is hard to say if the canine tooth with continue to erupt.  If orthodontics is something you are interested in for him, he is at the perfect age to do so.  

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