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Features February 2014 Issue

Braces for Your Dog? Really? Yes!

Believe it or not, this dog is not a candidate for braces. While his teeth may not look good, they are not hitting his palate and causing painful damage.

Braces for Your Dog? Really? Yes!

Orthodontic care in puppyhood can save some dogs from a lifetime of pain and complications.

A dog would make a candidate for braces if he had what’s known as a malocclusion causing trauma— his upper and lower teeth don’t line up properly when he bites, which in turn causes trauma to various part of the mouth.

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