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Braces & plates for straightening teeth

Many people develop crooked teeth or an abnormal bite while they are growing and developing. Braces and plates can correct these problems. Straightening teeth helps to produce a more attractive smile and also helps to prevent later dental and jaw problems.

Your dentist will normally assess your bite and alignment during a normal check-up. If you are at all worried about your or your child's bite or teeth, make an appointment to see a dentist or go straight to an orthodontist. (You can find an orthodontist here.)

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Oral health information for teens

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