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How common are metal braces in children?

Metal braces are very common among children. According to 2008 statistics from the American Association of Orthodontists, more than 78% of the 4.8 million people wearing braces was under the age of 18. Most people get braces between the ages of 9 and 14, so metal braces remain very common among children.

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