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Sangeeta Kocharekar
Wednesday, March 2, 2016 - 11:07

This puppy in braces is all of us in our awkward teens


Molly Moore and her golden retriever puppy Wesley are causing a big fuss on the Internet after photos of Wes in braces made their way online.

Molly Moore had her pup Wesley for six months before she started to observe something strange with his appearance. 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.” 

Like any animal lover, Molly found her pet's pain pretty traumatic, and so she decided to do something about it. Luckily, Molly’s father Jim is specialist in veterinary dentistry, and while he said dog braces are unusual, they could potentially "really help animals with dental problems.”

doggy dentist braces puppy

Image|  Facebook via Harborfront Hospital for Animals

And so this came about.

puppy gets braces

Too adorable. And Molly thinks so too. She said: 

“He’s just so cute with them on. I feel like that’s what I looked like when I got braces at 12.”

Us too, Molly. Us too.