Applying dental braces is generally considered to be a safe procedure but there are some risks associated with their use, which are discussed in more detail below.
Decalcification and Cavities
Over the short-term, dental braces can interfere with the way that patients masticate food. In particular, the small spaces around the teeth created by the braces provide a place for food particles to become trapped and thus lead to a deposit of plaque and bacteria.
This can cause damage to the enamel surface of the teeth, causing discoloration of the teeth or the appearance of white marks known as decalcification. Additionally, it may also lead to tooth decay and gum disease in some cases.