This Puppy Got Braces And He's Way Cuter Than Any Pubescent Teenager

by Kate Ryan
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Working with her dad at his veterinary clinic helping puppies and kittens all day, Molly Moore is living every animal lover's dream. She also recently got a golden retriever puppy of her own, completing her doggy heaven lifestyle.

Some things appeared to be wrong with poor Wesley's teeth, however. The pup showed problems teething, and when he started losing weight, that's when Moore became concerned.

As she told BuzzFeed News,

Once his adult teeth started coming out, we noticed they were coming in wrong and he was unable to close his mouth fully. He wasn't playing with his toys and he was losing weight. It was very worrying for me, and we needed to do something for him to be pain free and live a happy puppy life.

Poor guy! Luckily, Moore's father, a doggy dentist, had the perfect solution: puppy braces!

While a fairly unusual technique for dogs, braces prove to be a lifesaver in some unique cases. For anyone's who's confused about their purpose, Dr. Moore explained,

We don't place braces or any oral appliances in the mouth for aesthetics. We do this for pain or function.

So forget about ordering some braces for your pooch as a fashion accessory. Although, I have to say, they look ridiculously cute on Wesley.


Check out the full Facebook post below and make sure your pup's orthodontia is up to snuff.

When people hear that Dr. Moore is a "doggie dentist," they immediately say things like: "What? Does he put braces on... Posted by Harborfront Hospital for Animals on Friday, February 26, 2016

Citations: This Puppy Had To Get Braces And Is So Awkwardly Cute (BuzzFeed)