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Dental Braces in Dogs

Dental Braces for Dogs

Orthodontic braces can be used for dogs to correct bad bites that are created by malocclusion, which is the malposition of the teeth resulting in the faulty meeting of the teeth and jaws. This orthodontic treatment is used to create a healthy, comfortable bite, which helps prevent future problems such as:

What to Watch For

Signs of dental problems that may require braces include:

Diagnosis of Problems that May Require Dental Braces

Treatment with Dental Braces in Dogs

Applying braces may include the following:

Home Care

If braces have been applied, it is important to brush your dog’s teeth daily. You need to check braces, devices and elastic chains daily for proper placement, and follow-up with your veterinarian every two weeks.