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Is there an age limit for putting on braces?

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2005-05-07 13:50:25
2005-05-07 13:50:25

Not to my knowledge, I have heard of someone in their 70s getting braces. And it is becoming more and more popular for people in their 40s and 50s to have their teeth straightened. In a lot of cases it isn't about cosmetics, but about a healthy bite ~ the state of your teeth has quite an impact on your overall health. It is never too late to improve your self-esteem either!

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