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Did you ever have braces break?

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Dr. Shawn Murray
Dentistry
2 doctors agree

In brief: Braces

Yes. All mam made things can break.
Clear braces are more prone to breakage than metal ones.

In brief: Braces

Yes. All mam made things can break.
Clear braces are more prone to breakage than metal ones.
Dr. Shawn Murray
Dr. Shawn Murray
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Dr. Hilary Baskin
Dentistry - Orthodontics

In brief: Rarely

If you mean the actual bracets, the amount of force would be pretty significant to break them, but i suppose it can happen-- just unusual.

In brief: Rarely

If you mean the actual bracets, the amount of force would be pretty significant to break them, but i suppose it can happen-- just unusual.
Dr. Hilary Baskin
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Dr. S. Jay Bowman
Dentistry - Orthodontics

In brief: Yes, they can

Broken orthodontic braces can be dislodged from the surfaces of the teeth by a number of factors such as chewing on hard foods, candies, chewking on pens or pencils, or picking at the braces.
It is important to call this to your orthodontist's attention immediately to affect repairs and avoid delays in treatment.

In brief: Yes, they can

Broken orthodontic braces can be dislodged from the surfaces of the teeth by a number of factors such as chewing on hard foods, candies, chewking on pens or pencils, or picking at the braces.
It is important to call this to your orthodontist's attention immediately to affect repairs and avoid delays in treatment.
Dr. S. Jay Bowman
Dr. S. Jay Bowman
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Dr. Hedi Kermani
Dentistry - Orthodontics

In brief: It can happen!

During the course of our daily lives, we put our teeth through a lot of forces! the eating and chewing of hard, chewy, or crunchy food in addition to extreme external forces (such as sports or trauma) can all increase the risk of breakages of braces.
By following the diet instructions given by your orthodontist & by using sports mouth-guards, you can greatly lessen the risk of broken braces.

In brief: It can happen!

During the course of our daily lives, we put our teeth through a lot of forces! the eating and chewing of hard, chewy, or crunchy food in addition to extreme external forces (such as sports or trauma) can all increase the risk of breakages of braces.
By following the diet instructions given by your orthodontist & by using sports mouth-guards, you can greatly lessen the risk of broken braces.
Dr. Hedi Kermani
Dr. Hedi Kermani
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Dr. Arnold Malerman
Dentistry - Orthodontics

In brief: Yes

Braces are somewhat fragile.
Any untoward force, such as hard, sticky, or chewy food, or trauma (not wearing mouth guard when playing contact sport) can cause damage. If braces are broken, see your orthodontist immediately.

In brief: Yes

Braces are somewhat fragile.
Any untoward force, such as hard, sticky, or chewy food, or trauma (not wearing mouth guard when playing contact sport) can cause damage. If braces are broken, see your orthodontist immediately.
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Dr. Arnold Malerman
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