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    We went for our second opinion today. And this dentist was so much nicer.
    He said no to braces, they're not needed. He's happy to let his teeth, baby and adult, do their thing for a while.
    All of his teeth are on track for his age.
    I'm happy with the outcome and glad I hot a second opinion. I too think he's too young for braces.


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    I had braces at put on at 18 and there is no way unless it was absolutely necessary I would get them put on my children at 6. They are painful, annoying and you really have to take care of them which I wouldn't think a 6 year old would be quite capable of? (my children were still young so I might be wrong there).

    I would find out if there would be any issues with leaving it even just a year or 2 and that will give you time to save.

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    I had braces at 13 and they we're the worst. They rotted my teeth and now I have veneers to hide the damage. I've had veneers now for 22 years.

    I'm not going to put him through that if it's not needed.
    The dentist is happy to wait and reassess when he's older.

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    6 does seem very young. My 9 yr old had an expander fitted in Dec because her top teeth were very crowded. This is the bar fitted inside the roof of the mouth, attached to her back molars and we had a little spanner to turn the bar each night for 3 weeks. Then in March she had braces fitted only to her 6 front top teeth.

    It has been amazing to watch her mouth change and now her teeth are straight. The braces will only be on for 3 months, the expander for 12 months followed by a removeable plate for another 6-12 months.

    All this has been in the hope we can avoid full braces at a later age. So far we are really happy with the whole process and so is our daughter.

    In our case having braces at a young age has been a good thing. Also a much cheaper option than full braces, although still not cheap!


 

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