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A Puppy With Braces Is Breaking Hearts On The Internet

We all wished we looked this cute with braces as teenagers tbh.

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"He wasn't playing with his toys and he was losing weight," she said. "It was very worrying for me, and we needed to do something for him to be pain free and live a happy puppy life."

Jim Moore acknowledged that dog braces are an "unusual technique," but said they can really help animals with dental problems.

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

"A lot of people don't understand," Molly added. "They think we did this so he won't get picked on in the playground, but there's a serious medical reason."

According to the American Veterinary Dental College, the condition is known as malocclusion, and occurs where teeth are not able to fit comfortably when the mouth is closed.

Jim Moore said he performs the braces technique rarely — perhaps four times a year. But he said the braces will help Wesley have a healthier smile.

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The vet clinic uploaded these pics to Facebook and they've since gone insanely viral, being shared more than 270,000 times.

You'll be back to your old self in no time, Wesley. And soon you'll get to experience the weird slimy feeling of your tongue on your teeth when your braces come off.

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