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Are there any possible negative effects of Orthodontic treatment?

There are many things to keep in mind before initiating Orthodontic treatment, however, most of these considerations are only serious in approximately 2% of the population.  The best would be to discuss all possible negative effects with your Orthodontist prior to treatment.

Some of the possible negative effects are the following, but once again the emphasis is placed on discussion with your Orthodontist

  • Enamel decalcification eg. White spot development

-   Related to inadequate oral hygiene during treatment

  • Gum disease (Periodontal disease) worsening.

-   Related to inadequate oral hygiene during treatment.
-   Periodontal disease do not develop due to Orthodontic treatment, but may be aggrevated depending on your disease status and oral hygiene measures.

  • Root resorption eg. Tooth root shortening

-   Related to all tooth movement

  • Injuries due to broken appliances or inaccurate use of appliances.