If you are thinking of having orthodontic treatment, you will need to know about the risks of treatment and how to look after your teeth and braces.
Patients should finish their orthodontic treatment with healthy teeth and gums. Unfortunately, some patients do experience problems during orthodontic treatment. Your orthodontist or dentist will talk to you about the common risks of treatment and about those that might particularly affect you.
NEARLY ALL PROBLEMS ARE PREVENTABLE WITH SIMPLE CARE OF YOUR TEETH, GUMS AND BRACES
The BOS has produced a range of leaflets for patients containing essential advice about looking after your teeth, gums and braces to ensure that the damage in the picture shown here does not happen to you. Links to these leaflets are at the bottom of this page so you can find about more about preventing damage and keeping your mouth healthy during your brace treatment.