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PDA Presents the Facts on Braces
Date:3/17/2010

HARRISBURG, Pa., March 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- You take your child to the dentist for a six-month checkup and he or she says your child needs braces. Or, maybe it's at your own checkup that your dentist recommends braces. Upon hearing the news, you most likely have several questions, such as how braces work, how much they cost and how long they have to be worn. If you're an adult, you may be surprised to learn that braces aren't just for kids.

The Pennsylvania Dental Association (PDA) answers these frequently asked questions to help you understand the facts about braces and how they contribute to optimal dental health.

How many people in the United States wear braces?

Approximately four million people in the United States are wearing braces at any one time.

How do braces work and what is their benefit?


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