Braces can actually be bad for your oral health!
Orthodontics has the potential to cause significant damage to hard and soft tissues. The most important aspect of orthodontic care is to have a high standard of oral hygiene before and during orthodontic treatment.Root resorption is a common complication during orthodontic treatment but there is some evidence that once appliances are removed this resorption stops. Soft tissue damage includes that caused by archwires but also the more harrowing potential for headgears to cause damage to eyes. It is essential that adequate safety measures are included with this type of treatment