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I have been wearing clear braces for 3 weeks & so far 11 brackets have come loose. I am Epileptic and have been on Tegretol CR for more than 30 years & Apo- Clonazepam for 10 years. Plus at least 10 other medications since age 6 years.

No one seems to know why the brackets are coming off and I was wondering if my medications could have any effect on the bonding agent .

I await your responds, thank you.

Medicine should not affect the bond strength of the composite and adhesive.
Other factors like location of the brackets/occlusion, type of bonding agent and whether the brackets were placed in moisture free environment would affect the bond strength.



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John Kong, DDS,


I am a board-certified periodontist and an expert on dental implants. I am currently in private practice at Better Living through Dentistry. I can answer questions related to the treatment of periodontitis (gum disease), dental implants, sinus lifts, bone grafts and gum grafts.


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