Wearing orthodontics poses health risks too, apart from the uncomfortable pain it brings to the one wearing it. Such adverse effects usually result to tooth decay and / or tooth loss.
Forest Hills, NY -- (SBWIRE) -- 10/22/2014 -- A lot of people, especially those who are in their teenage years, subject themselves to orthodontic treatment as it improved not only their biting ability, but it also enhances their physical appearance. Wearing braces or retainers progressively align and straighten their teeth, widen the dental arch and help place the teeth in a new position. However, wearing orthodontics poses health risks too, apart from the uncomfortable pain it brings to the one wearing it. Such adverse effects usually result to tooth decay and / or tooth loss.
Complete Smiles Dental in New York and their Queens’ dentists provided here a list of the potential risks of orthodontic treatment:
Mental confusion, amnesia, serious memory loss, both short- and long-term, ADHD, severe acne, loss of appetite leading to extreme weight loss, fatigue, chronic, headaches , anger, rage, character change from calm to angry, depression, suicidal thoughts, body numbness, sore throat, coughs, colds, gradually worsening, chronic neck and back pain (not relieved by chiropractic or physiotherapist care), chronic nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, ruined intestinal health, digestive complications, irritable bowel syndrome, blurred vision, facial flushes, bad taste in mouth, dizziness, sleeplessness, dermatitis, joint pain, seizures "out of the blue", grand mal seizures (while MRI and EEG show everything is fine), ruptured appendix, gradually declining health, pneumonia, sinus and tooth infections, tumors in jaw and sinuses, and even death.
The above list are local and / or systemic complications that can be encountered after implantation of Nickel-containing braces or a gold retainer. These complications develop gradually over the course of several weeks or months.
Other serious complications include increased risk of tooth decay and mouth sores, root resorption with subsequent tooth loss, and metal poisoning that can result from orthodontics brackets or retainers.
What To Do
The best way to avoid the said oral complications is to prevent wearing braces or retainers (if can be avoided). However, if it is really necessary, following a careful oral regimen as recommended by the dentist and regular monitoring to catch early symptoms of the complications can help prevent these side effects. Always remember that a healthy smile begins with one’s self.
About Complete Smiles Dental
At Complete Smiles Dental, they strive for the best in state of the art dental care. Their mission is to provide every patient with the care they need and deserve at an affordable price. Weather one comes for a checkup/cleaning or a smile make over, Complete Smiles Dental assures them that they will always leave satisfied.