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How does my child prepare for getting clear braces?

Your child can prepare for getting clear braces by visiting an orthodontist, a dentist who specializes in the prevention and correction of  irregularities and misalignment of the teeth. Make sure your child understands the process of getting braces, usually beginning with an examination and x-rays of your child's teeth followed by a plastic mold of your child's mouth. If the orthodontist needs to pull one or more teeth, your child should understand how and why the extraction is needed. Once a treatment plan is determined, your child should understand that plan and agree to take good care of their clear braces to ensure proper fit and to prevent damage.

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