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Thu, Nov 6 | By Ronda Scholting | 640

DENVER -- Millions of teenagers have them and most can hardly wait to get them off. Now, braces are extending past the adolescent community and into the world of pets. More veterinarians are starting to treat canine orthodontic prob… more ›

Canine Teeth Get Straightened with Braces
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Sheryl J.
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Sheryl J.
4 years ago

Interesting yes, necessary...not sure.

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david d.
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david d.
5 years ago

thats cool that they can do that now. but ouch!

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Stephanie L.
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Stephanie L.
5 years ago

wow!!!

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Bandana
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Bandana
5 years ago

Veterinary technology has come a long way. I can see doing this if a dog's teeth are so malformed that they can't receive nourishment properly or if the dog was in discomfort.

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Kim B.
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Kim B.
5 years ago

I'm glad Hobbs will be helped but I hope dog braces don't become some fad type of thing and are done only when absolutely necessary. I remember when I had braces, my mouth just ached and ached every time I went to the orthodonist to get them adjusted. I hope they are giving Hobbs some pain medication and brushing his teeth diligently.

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Geoff L.
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Geoff L.
5 years ago

Amazing what they all can do these days.

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HomePro
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HomePro
5 years ago

How cool.

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Tina R.
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Tina R.
5 years ago

I don't know about that... a bit extreme.

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debra t.
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debra t.
5 years ago

Looks like an extreme and expensive thing to do, but the acrylic should keep the pain down that I remember from my metal braces.

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Jessica  S.
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Jessica S.
5 years ago

This is crazy...it seems a bit overboard

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Sally R.
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Sally R.
5 years ago

I know how braces cut my lips and how much it hurt but I was able to use wax for the rough spots. What does a dog do when it's lips are cut and it's in pain? Hopefully, it's for very extreme cases and not for cosmetic reasons.

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Joan R.
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Joan R.
5 years ago

I guess for extreme cases, braces are a good thing.

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Suzanne L.
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Suzanne L.
5 years ago

Oh my, only if it was a medical necessity ! A good advance in animal care, however.

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Bonnie K.
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Bonnie K.
5 years ago

This seems to be a bit much!

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Shellguy
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Shellguy
5 years ago

I had enough trouble paying for my kids' brace!

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Renee  M.
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Renee M.
5 years ago

Interesting - I guess if the way the teeth are growing is effecting the animal's quality of life, it might be worth investigating.

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Lisa A.
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Lisa A.
5 years ago

I don't see this as necessary at all.

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Melissa S.
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Melissa S.
5 years ago

That is kind of strange.....

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Kathy
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Kathy
5 years ago

The cost of braces for humans is fairly expensive, I don't think I'd put my pet through this procedure unless he couldn't chew his food or was in discomfort. I also don't like the fact that you have to put your pet under to get this all done.
Besides the cost, I think it puts the pet at risk. I would not put my dog through it, unless absolutely necessary.

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Jen F.
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Jen F.
5 years ago

I'm not sure how I'm going to afford them for my kids ... the dogs are out of luck on this one unfortunately.

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Dawn B.
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Dawn B.
5 years ago

Wow what next?

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janet m.
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janet m.
5 years ago

Not sure how I feel about this.

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lisa k.
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lisa k.
5 years ago

was this life threatening to the dog? That's sad to see the dog in that condition but I guess they needed to do what had to be done. never heard of such a thing.

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Meryl O.
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Meryl O.
5 years ago

I do think this is a bit overboard unless the health and life of the dog was threatened.

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Ihatesnow
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Ihatesnow
5 years ago

In the cited example, it sure seems like all they had to do was get rid of the bad tooth??? This seems a bit much

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AmandaCMHS
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AmandaCMHS
5 years ago

Whoa this is kindaa crazy!

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Dewitt G.
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Dewitt G.
5 years ago

Do doggie braces make the dog bark with a lisp?

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Robin W.
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Robin W.
5 years ago

I was surprised to hear that they actually put braces on dogs' teeth. Luckily my dog doesn't need them.

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Carly S.
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Carly S.
5 years ago

Wow that is the first time i have heard of doggie braces!! Cool!!

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Gail M.
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Gail M.
5 years ago

We've come a long way baby.

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Chelly
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Chelly
5 years ago

I second that comment!

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Justin0718
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Justin0718
5 years ago

Not for cosmetic reasons I hope.

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JoAnn C.
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JoAnn C.
5 years ago

This is the first I've heard of doggie braces but if it helps the dog great.

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Debora T.
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Debora T.
5 years ago

I first heard about dental braces for dogs about 20 years ago. This is frequently more of a health issue than a cosmetic one. Dogs need to have their teeth in good working order to get hte right nutrition. And bad oral hygiene can take years off a pet's life. We get our dog's cleaned every year as a preventative.

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Laura  J.
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Laura J.
5 years ago

Oh my - what next. I can't believe crooked teeth are such an issue for dogs. This seems to rank along with ear cropping and tail docking and cosmetic in spite of what the article says. I am not sold.

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Carauch
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Carauch
5 years ago

I dont think I would do that. it is just too much and the cost--yikes.

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Jean C.
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Jean C.
5 years ago

I find this one a little "going too far".

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MillerJ
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MillerJ
5 years ago

wow braces on dogs, thats crazy! hope it helps.

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brittany P.
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brittany P.
5 years ago

this is a little bit much...

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Freestyle
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Freestyle
5 years ago

I had a cat with crooked teeth growing up. The cat eventually lost all of it's teeth. The cat would eat dry and moist cat food with no teeth.

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Joelle  T.
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Joelle T.
5 years ago

If it has to be done and it's the only way then I get it

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RichardK
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RichardK
5 years ago

If this isn't a medical necessity then its ridiculous

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Michele C.
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Michele C.
5 years ago

My dog won't even let the Vet LOOK at her teeth

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Courtney  B.
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Courtney B.
5 years ago

Thats nuts. I don't know if i agree with it unless the animals teeth cause a health issue

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Marty T.
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Marty T.
5 years ago

Do they have to wear a bite plate at night?

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Shawn D.
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Shawn D.
5 years ago

I never knew such a thing existed. I think this is pushing stuff a lil to far. They should have just extracted a few of the teeth if it was causing pain from the crowding.

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ArthurCurtis
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ArthurCurtis
5 years ago

To use an English term "I was "gobsmacked" when I read this. I am grateful for the research but cannot imagine any of my past or present animals living through this experience.

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ChrisHall1
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ChrisHall1
5 years ago

What will be the next cosmetic surgery for dogs a tummy tuck or a lap band? My English Bulldog could use some braces and a tummy tuck but he is just out of luck!!

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Katy Q.
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Katy Q.
5 years ago

That poor dog! No bubble gum for several months :)

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Gabbs528
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Gabbs528
5 years ago

Dogs with braces thats crazyyy.

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sandy h.
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sandy h.
5 years ago

I didn't know they could do this but it's ok for the right reasons.

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