- When the braces are in place: it is difficult to clean the teeth properly, therefore stains accumulate more rapidly.
- Interproximal stains may gather between the teeth since food and debris is sometimes pushed inward and is difficult to remove.
- It is sometimes difficult to chew food at the back of the teeth. Food stains therefore gather on the anterior surfaces more rapidly.
Braces are placed on the teeth to correct and straighten and thus create a more aesthetically pleasing and even look to the overall face. But that takes time. The teeth must be moved very gently and slowly and so braces for advanced malocclusions are sometimes worn for years. That means years of stains building up as a result of impaired brushing and cleaning. Although you it is possible to use dental sticks, it really is very difficult to remove all particles of food and debris from the teeth. Orthodontists are qualified and specialise in the provision of braces for the teeth.
The bracket of the brace is fused to the tooth using acid etch. This is a very strong adhesive and must be filed off when it is eventually removed. It sometimes leaves marks on the teeth.
For some patients, it is necessary to wear braces for many years. When they are removed, they quite often leave marks on the teeth where the brackets have been attached to the tooth using acid etch to cement them in place.