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How common are metal braces in teens?

Metal braces, which are metal brackets that attach to the front of teeth, are common among teens. According to the American Association of Orthodontists, most people get braces between the ages of 9 and 14. Teens and children, especially young girls, make up more than 78% of the people wearing braces.

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