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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Pope
45 years experience Dentistry
Yes: Yes. In fact you must be more diligent with your oral hygiene.
Dr. John Thaler
41 years experience Prosthodontics
Absolutely: You should arm yourself with a sonicare electric toothbrush and a waterpik. Take these to your dental hygienist and ask for detailed instruction on th ... Read More
Dr. Arnold Malerman
53 years experience Orthodontics
2 problems: If you don't clean the "danger zone, " the area between the braces and the gum line, you can get cavities next to your braces. If you eat hard/sticky ... Read More

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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
54 years experience Dentistry
Not always: Ask both your orthodontist and general dentist to check for you on a regular basis. Unfortunately, many patients think they do not need to have a gene ... Read More
Dr. Joel Doyon
36 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
Only a dentist: Only a dentist can determine if there is a cavity under or around the braces, unless it is really large.
Dr. Robert Trager
55 years experience Dentistry
Yes: X-rays- examination- probing and even having your orthodontist remove the braces can all help to see if cavities are present-good oral hygiene will pr ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Doyon
36 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
Yes: Cavities can be filled while teeth have braces. Sometimes it's difficult, but it can be done.
Dr. Arnold Malerman
53 years experience Orthodontics
Location: Depending on the location of the cavity, sometimes the brace on that one tooth needs to be temporarily removed for best access. Ask your family denti ... Read More
Dr. Howard Schneider
34 years experience Pediatric Dentistry
That depends: If the cavity is on the chewing surface then it can usually be fixed while your braces are still on. If the cavity is between teeth or around an ortho ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Brodsky
58 years experience Dentistry
Yes and no: First you have to get the cavities treated. Then, your diet and oral hygiene have to be upgraded to protect you during treatment and after. If no die ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Diane Minich
37 years experience Family Medicine
You should: The sooner the cavity is filled the better and depending on the location of the cavity it may be harder to access after the braces are on.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
54 years experience Dentistry
Priority #1: First- get all your cavities taken care of as well as getting a good cleaning. Your teeth and gums need to be in top health prior to orthodontic treat ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Debi Williams
26 years experience Dentistry
Get them fixed first: It is hard to keep your teeth clean while wearing braces. Therefore you want to be cavity -free before you band up. Ask your dentist/orthodontist to ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
40 years experience Dentistry
Yup: Is is more difficult to restore the teeth with orthodontic brackets and wires in place.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Devin
47 years experience Dentistry
Braces and fillings: Yes. Any dds can do fillings when you are wearing braces. But most orthodontists want all your fillings done before brackets go on. Clean your teeth ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Juchau
33 years experience Family Medicine
Braces: Cavities have nothing to do with braces. They certainly can help with an overbite. I would consult your dentist and orthodontist for the answer to t ... Read More

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