Is it safe to get braces when I have Periodontal Disease? I'm a 33 year old male. I would like to get jaw surgery for my under bite. I saw an Orthodontist and he said braces are usually used before surgery. Supposedly the braces are also utilized during surgery. I also have Periodontal Disease that I'm focusing on and trying to prevent from getting worse. It seems regular flossing is impossible with braces. I was told that I would use the "Pick" design tool for flossing. Will this work as well as flossing? I don't want my Periodontal prevention to be hindered.