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Can people with weak teeth still get braces?

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Dr. Meng Syn
Dentistry
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In brief: Yes, however

Weak teeth usually means a higher rate of decay.
When brackets and bands are placed on teeth, they make it difficult to clean all the surfaces of your teeth. Without immaculate home care during ortho, you are high risk of decay. You might consider invisalign orthodontics. Its easier to maintain and clean teeth with that system.

In brief: Yes, however

Weak teeth usually means a higher rate of decay.
When brackets and bands are placed on teeth, they make it difficult to clean all the surfaces of your teeth. Without immaculate home care during ortho, you are high risk of decay. You might consider invisalign orthodontics. Its easier to maintain and clean teeth with that system.
Dr. Meng Syn
Dr. Meng Syn
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In brief: It's complicated

By "weak" teeth you likely mean teeth that have lost bone support due to periodontitis? If the periodontal disease has been treated and is no longer active, then you may be able to have orthodontic treatment provided that there is sufficient bone support for your teeth.
If you mean teeth with enamel defects, then it may be difficult to bond brackets to the teeth, but braces may still be an option.

In brief: It's complicated

By "weak" teeth you likely mean teeth that have lost bone support due to periodontitis? If the periodontal disease has been treated and is no longer active, then you may be able to have orthodontic treatment provided that there is sufficient bone support for your teeth.
If you mean teeth with enamel defects, then it may be difficult to bond brackets to the teeth, but braces may still be an option.
Dr. Kiyan Mehdizadeh
Dr. Kiyan Mehdizadeh
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Dr. Arnold Malerman
Dentistry - Orthodontics

In brief: Yes

As long as your teeth and the gums/bone supporting the teeth are healthy, there should be no problem with tooth movement.
Ask your orthodontic specialist to partner with your family dentist and, if necessary, periodontist, to assure that you are healthy pre-orthodontics, and remain that way during orthodontic care.

In brief: Yes

As long as your teeth and the gums/bone supporting the teeth are healthy, there should be no problem with tooth movement.
Ask your orthodontic specialist to partner with your family dentist and, if necessary, periodontist, to assure that you are healthy pre-orthodontics, and remain that way during orthodontic care.
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Dr. Arnold Malerman
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Dr. Brian Dorfman
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial

In brief: Depends

Weak teeth is not a formal term so it is difficult to answer your question.
If you have decay, all decay needs to be addressed first, if you have gum disease this needs to be addressed first. If this is what you are referringto, then yes, you can still have braces.

In brief: Depends

Weak teeth is not a formal term so it is difficult to answer your question.
If you have decay, all decay needs to be addressed first, if you have gum disease this needs to be addressed first. If this is what you are referringto, then yes, you can still have braces.
Dr. Brian Dorfman
Dr. Brian Dorfman
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