Do braces cause anorexia nervosa?

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Tessa Davis. Do braces cause anorexia nervosa?, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2014. Available at:

This week the Irish newspapers were buzzing with headlines about the possible link between orthodontic braces and anorexia nervosa.  “Braces on teeth may be a cause of anorexia” said the Irish Independent.

But before we start petitioning orthodontists, let’s have a look at the journal article.