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Braces for Canines

And I’m not talking teeth! Did you know that there are orthodontics available for your dog? Usually, braces and other orthodontic treatments are only performed due to necessity, but some pet owners, especially those of purebreds, opt for orthodontics out of vanity.

Straightening teeth and correcting bites for purely aesthetic reasons is not typically recommended in the veterinary community because they are not necessary and are usually just as costly as treatment for humans. However, there are a number of necessary orthodontic procedures that are performed due to injury, impacted teeth, or even severely pronounced overbites.

If your dog is in a lot of pain or discomfort due to dental conditions, or has a condition that may lead to more serious health complications, owners should take steps to resolve those issues. Orthodontic treatment solely for aesthetic reasons and owner vanity should be avoided.