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Is my 9-year-old daughter too young to get braces?

Written by Dr. Chaw Su Kyi on March 28, 2012

My daughter is 9 and she had a very large overbite, which impedes her speech. Is she too young to get braces?

There are certain types of removable braces which can be fitted at an earlier age to start correcting an overbite. Each case must be individually assessed and I would recommend that you arrange an orthodontic consultation with an orthodontic specialist for your daughter, to allow an orthodontic assessment to be carried out.

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