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Orthodontic brace. Boy inserting a removable tooth brace. This brace consists of small metal brackets connected to a plastic plate that sits below the roof of the mouth, which can be removed during meals and sport. Some types can be tightened progressively over weeks and months. This brace helps to correct the alignment of the teeth. The procedure is usually carried out in children, but adult teeth can also be realigned.
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