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When can I get braces?

If I need baby teeth removed, do i have to wait to get braces?

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You do not have to wait until all of your baby teeth are removed before you get braces. There are methods that braces can be started while your baby teeth are still in your mouth. Your front teeth are aligned. As your baby teeth are ready to fall out, or removed, the space for your permanent tooth is ready for it to erupt into.
All dentists have their own methods for doing braces. You have to know if you have a "skeletal mal-occlusion" or a "dental mal-occlusion". If you are a"dental mal-occlusion", you can have braces anytime you want to start. If you are a skeletal mal-occlus, you have to wait until at least age 16 to determine the method of treatment.
Not necessarily, I would recommend you go to a pediatric dentist or an orthodontist for an evaluation.
Every circumstance is different. Consultation with an orthodontist is a good idea as sometimes things can be done interceptively before actual bracing. Seek the advice of an orthodontist.
I would consult an orthodontist before you get any of your baby teeth removed. They can help guide you in the right direction and make an appropriate treatment plan to obtain the smile you want to achieve.
You do not necessarily need to wait for baby teeth to exfoliate before getting braces. Have an orthodontist take a look.
No. You should get evaluated as soon as age 7. Sometimes jaw expansion is needed to make room for your adult teeth to come in.
Typically, orthodontic treatment is usually begun once all the baby teeth have fallen out. HOWEVER, it really needs to be evaluated on a case by case presentation. You should really consult with your dentist and orthodontist to know what plan of action is best for your overall success.
Not necessary, depends on your age and the stage the dentition is in. Seek advice from your local dentist
It depends on how old you are. I would recommend going to an orthodontist for a consultation to see if you would be a good candidate for ortho treatment. In many instances, orthodontic treatment is started when baby teeth are still present.