I don’t do any braces myself, but what we do is work hand in hand with the orthodontists to intercept any spacing problems kids may have. Children go through 2 major growth phases with their teeth. The first one is around age 5-7 when they lose their 4 front top and bottom baby teeth, and then grow their 4 front top and bottom permanent teeth. The idea is to get as many of their front teeth in nice and straight, because, THEY GAIN SPACE WHEN THEY LOSE THEIR BACK BABY TEETH!!!! That is to say, that the baby teeth are bigger than teeth that come in to replace them! So if we can get those 4 top and bottom permanent teeth in straight, there may be no need for braces. Sometimes baby teeth must be remove early, but it often saves the need for braces, or at least shortens the time for treatment.