Dental braces are devices used in orthodontics that align and straighten teeth and help to position them with regard to a person’s bite, while also working to improve dental health.
These braces can lead to undesirable complications during general anesthesia for any surgical procedures, if not cared properly. It is recommend that the anesthetist and concerned surgeon should enquire about the dental braces , during pre anesthetic assessment one should have more thorough inspection to find out any uncovered hooks. If any loose ones are touching the gum, it can cause diathermy burns. Get an orthodontist opinion before listing the patient for surgery. He might cut the loose fragments and correct it or may advise to remove it altogether and replace it after wards with new braces.