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How do I know if metal braces are right for my child?

If your child wants metal braces, she must choose between traditional braces that attach to brackets on the teeth or mini-braces, which use smaller brackets. Invisible (lingual) braces are also a possibility.

Make sure your child understands and accepts that she must take extremely good care of her teeth while wearing braces. She must be responsible enough to carefully brush and floss her teeth on a regular basis.

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