My Son is 22 and Still Has His Braces on for 6 Years. What Could Be the Problem?

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Braces for 6 years

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I can think of no good reasons why they should be on this long!

Some problems just are too hard to correct with braces or the patient does not cooperate well enough to fix all problems perfectly...nonetheless, it is the doctor,s responsibility to recognize that the problem can not be fixed and settle for something less idea.  If you haven't got the correction in 3 years you seldom will get anything better in 4years! over 5years is just wrong if you are talking about a non-growing patient

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