My 6 yr old son's teeth are far apart each other. At what age can he start having braces to fix the alignment? Are there other kid-friendly braces other than the common wired ones? ...Visitor from NJ
It is normal for a 6 year old to have spacing between the teeth. By this age your child should have had several dental visits either with a general dentist who is accustomed to treating children or by a pedodontist (children's dentistry specialist).
They will be able to evaluate if the growth and development patterns are normal and determine how and if to intervene.
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