Question: My daughter is nine but her teeth are really crooked and her dentist as stated she may need braces.  Right now she has a space maintainer in hopes to avoid braces.  If she does need to have braces would that be when all her baby teeth are out?  I see no point in putting braces on baby teeth.   Yet is almost seems that is what her dentist is hinting at.   

Answer: It would be hard to say, sometimes children do get braces while they still their baby teeth. The braces help keep the teeth in place as the adult teeth come out.   You should talk to an orthodontic as a consult. Some orthodontic dentist will offer free consults and it will be very helpful information for you to have. You may also want to consult your dental insurance carrier to confirm you coverage’s for braces. 

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