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Chronic fatigue syndrome and braces

07/30/2007

Question:

Hello. I presently have Damon braces on, and I noticed that on the days when I feel pressure on my teeth from the braces moving them, my chronic fatigue symptoms worsen. Is this just a coincidence, or does wearing braces make people more exausted? Thank you.

Answer:

There is no direct connection between braces and chronic fatigue syndrome. It is possible that your stress levels are increased because of dental discomfort related to adjustments.

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Response by:

Mark G Hans, DDS, MSD Mark G Hans, DDS, MSD
Professor of Orthodontics
School of Dental Medicine
Case Western Reserve University