10 doctors weighed in:

What mouth diseases could prevent you from getting braces?

10 doctors weighed in
Dr. Shawn Murray
Dentistry
3 doctors agree

In brief: Braces

Moderate to severe periodontal disease that is uncontrolled could prevent you from braces.
There are other. Other body diseases can be a factor in periodontal disease such as uncontrolled diabetes or aids are a couple to mention.

In brief: Braces

Moderate to severe periodontal disease that is uncontrolled could prevent you from braces.
There are other. Other body diseases can be a factor in periodontal disease such as uncontrolled diabetes or aids are a couple to mention.
Dr. Shawn Murray
Dr. Shawn Murray
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Dr. Brandon Martin
Dentistry - Orthodontics
2 doctors agree

In brief: Periodontal Disease

Cavities - someone prone to cavities or with a dry mouth (xerostomia) that leads to increased cavities is not a good candidate.
Extra teeth or impacted teeth - need to be removed or guided into proper locations. Uncontrolled periodontal disease can lead to rapid loss of the gums and bone that support the teeth. Short teeth (roots) - some teeth do not develop normal root structure.

In brief: Periodontal Disease

Cavities - someone prone to cavities or with a dry mouth (xerostomia) that leads to increased cavities is not a good candidate.
Extra teeth or impacted teeth - need to be removed or guided into proper locations. Uncontrolled periodontal disease can lead to rapid loss of the gums and bone that support the teeth. Short teeth (roots) - some teeth do not develop normal root structure.
Dr. Brandon Martin
Dr. Brandon Martin
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Dr. Arnold Malerman
Dentistry - Orthodontics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: None if managed

Braces are contra-indicated in the presence of uncontrolled periodontal (gum) disease, rampant caries (cavities), uncontrolled diabetes, and some cancers.
Get an evaluation by an orthodontic specialist, be sure there is no active hard or soft tissue infections in your mouth, that you have no untreated systemic diseases, and then go for it. The results can be spectacular.

In brief: None if managed

Braces are contra-indicated in the presence of uncontrolled periodontal (gum) disease, rampant caries (cavities), uncontrolled diabetes, and some cancers.
Get an evaluation by an orthodontic specialist, be sure there is no active hard or soft tissue infections in your mouth, that you have no untreated systemic diseases, and then go for it. The results can be spectacular.
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Dr. Arnold Malerman
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Dr. S. Jay Bowman
Dentistry - Orthodontics

In brief: Diseases

The most common diseases precluding orthodontic care are active periodontal (gum tissue) disease and caries (dental cavities).
Those issues should be resolved before beginning orthodontics. If you have other health issues, those need to be explored through a complete medical history by your specialist orthodontist.

In brief: Diseases

The most common diseases precluding orthodontic care are active periodontal (gum tissue) disease and caries (dental cavities).
Those issues should be resolved before beginning orthodontics. If you have other health issues, those need to be explored through a complete medical history by your specialist orthodontist.
Dr. S. Jay Bowman
Dr. S. Jay Bowman
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Dr. James Wright
Dentistry

In brief: Several

Flourosis and amelogensis emperfecta, in addition to periodontal disease.

In brief: Several

Flourosis and amelogensis emperfecta, in addition to periodontal disease.
Dr. James Wright
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Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Orthopedic Surgery

In brief: I will try to answer

Patients with periodontal disease usually must obtain periodontal treatment before getting braces.
A deep cleaning is performed, and further treatment may be required before beginning orthodontic treatment. Bone loss due to periodontal disease may lead to tooth loss during treatment. In some cases, teeth may be loose for a prolonged period of time. One may be able to wiggle one's teeth for a year.

In brief: I will try to answer

Patients with periodontal disease usually must obtain periodontal treatment before getting braces.
A deep cleaning is performed, and further treatment may be required before beginning orthodontic treatment. Bone loss due to periodontal disease may lead to tooth loss during treatment. In some cases, teeth may be loose for a prolonged period of time. One may be able to wiggle one's teeth for a year.
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
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