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There is no California statutory law that deals with braces and whether or not this is medical or cosmetic. Nor are there any major cases that deal with the issue (see HERE to search yourself through CA decisions).
This is on a case by case basis. The best that you can do - and what would nip this in the bud - is file a Motion for Clarification, asking the Court on the record whether braces fall under the guidelines. This is done when the decree is ambiguous or the parties disagree about the meaning. The Judge can render a decision that would be part of the case, and on the record, thus stating once and for all how braces are seen by the Court in this case.
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