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Is it common to have weak teeth after braces?
8 doctors weighed in

Dr. Tarek Hamid
Dentistry
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Not at all
Having weak teeth after braces in not common but happens rarely when teeth enamel becomes soft and demineralized from the long term contacts of the brackets with no enough flouride reaching those areas in contact .
There are multiple options to consider when restoring those teeth..

In brief: Not at all
Having weak teeth after braces in not common but happens rarely when teeth enamel becomes soft and demineralized from the long term contacts of the brackets with no enough flouride reaching those areas in contact .
There are multiple options to consider when restoring those teeth..
Dr. Tarek Hamid
Dr. Tarek Hamid
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Dr. Gary Brigham
Dentistry - Orthodontics
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Possible, not common
In cases where the patient has been meticulous with their hygiene and follow through with dental appointments, decalcifications and decay caused by plaque can be avoided.
In some cases, roots can be shortened during treatment, but this does not necessarily equate to weakening of the teeth.

In brief: Possible, not common
In cases where the patient has been meticulous with their hygiene and follow through with dental appointments, decalcifications and decay caused by plaque can be avoided.
In some cases, roots can be shortened during treatment, but this does not necessarily equate to weakening of the teeth.
Dr. Gary Brigham
Dr. Gary Brigham
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Dr. Arnold Malerman
Dentistry - Orthodontics
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Up to you
Assuming optimum oral health before rx starts, if you keep your teeth spotlessly clean during rx, your teeth and gums should be healthy after braces removed.
If you do not invest time and effort during rx, there may be compromise noted when appliances removed. Ask your orthodontic specialist for "care and feeding" instructions when your braces go on, and follow the instructions to the letter.

In brief: Up to you
Assuming optimum oral health before rx starts, if you keep your teeth spotlessly clean during rx, your teeth and gums should be healthy after braces removed.
If you do not invest time and effort during rx, there may be compromise noted when appliances removed. Ask your orthodontic specialist for "care and feeding" instructions when your braces go on, and follow the instructions to the letter.
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Dr. Arnold Malerman
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Dr. Stanley Lin
Dentistry
In brief: Depends
Sometimes teeth will feel like they are more loose than normal since the teeth have been moving during your orthodontic treatment.
They will tighten up after the braces have been removed and you will be wearing a retainer. After the braces are removed, some people will have white spots which are decalfication spots. Rarely, orthodontic treatment can cause the roots of the teeth to become shorter.

In brief: Depends
Sometimes teeth will feel like they are more loose than normal since the teeth have been moving during your orthodontic treatment.
They will tighten up after the braces have been removed and you will be wearing a retainer. After the braces are removed, some people will have white spots which are decalfication spots. Rarely, orthodontic treatment can cause the roots of the teeth to become shorter.
Dr. Stanley Lin
Dr. Stanley Lin
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Dr. Daniel Sampson
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial
In brief: Maybe
Due to the nooks and crannies associated with braces, it is more difficult to keep the teeth clean, and thus patients have to pay more attention to proper hygiene and avoiding sugary, acidic foods.
If patients are not meticulous with hygiene, they can easily get decalcification and decay.

In brief: Maybe
Due to the nooks and crannies associated with braces, it is more difficult to keep the teeth clean, and thus patients have to pay more attention to proper hygiene and avoiding sugary, acidic foods.
If patients are not meticulous with hygiene, they can easily get decalcification and decay.
Dr. Daniel Sampson
Dr. Daniel Sampson
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