Do orthodontic braces weaken dental roots?

Regular braces have been known to cause what is called "root resorption". This essentially means that the roots of your teeth are eaten away at. While this is not always the case with regular braces, it does occur.

That's what makes Invisalign a better choice. The force applied to your teeth to straighten them, is far smaller than that of regular braces, making the likelihood of root resorption next to nothing.