Golden Retriever Puppy Gets Braces to Correct Tooth Alignment Harborfront Hospital for Animals Wesley, a 6-month-old Golden Retriever, was fitted with braces to help him close his mouth properly. Like many "teenagers," Wesley is sporting a mouthful of braces. But his case is unusual, because Wesley is a dog! The 6-month-old golden retriever showed off his "metal mouth" in photos posted Feb. 26 on the Facebook page of Michigan's Harborfront Hospital for Animals. The pup is in good hands: his owner, Molly Moore, works at the animal hospital, and Moore's father is the dentist who took care of him.