Wesley the Labrador Gets Braces!

Yes, dogs sometimes need braces too!

Meet six-month-old Wesley the Labrador.


Photography: Molly Moore


When Wesley’s adult teeth started to grow, his owner, Molly, noticed that they weren’t growing correctly. Luckily she works at a veterinary clinic with her dad, Jim, who is a specialist in veterinary dentistry.


Wesley has a condition called malocclusion, which means that his upper and lower teeth aren’t positioned correctly, making it difficult for him to close his mouth. When Molly noticed that Wesley was losing weight and wasn’t playing with his toys, she became worried. Fortunately, the problem can be fixed with a few weeks of braces. How adorable does Wesley look with his ‘train tracks’?


Wesley Braces

Photography: Molly Moore