A 16-year-old female asked:
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if you have one cavity can you get a filling at when the dentist do the filling can they give you braces that same day

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Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience Dentistry
Technically yes..: .. but practically speaking, probably not. Your orthodontist does not restore teeth, and if your general dentist is placing the appliances, it would most likely be done after all of your restorative treatment has been completed. You should ask the dentist that is treating you.
Answered on Aug 13, 2014
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
35 years experience Pain Management
Of course: Complete your restorative procedure (filling) in the morning and get your braces afternoon. Do not forget to bring your parents with you to sign informed consent. Take care.
Answered on Aug 13, 2014
Dr. Arnold Malerman
52 years experience Orthodontics
Complex: Depends on location of cavity and type of restoration required. i know you're trying to simplify your life, but attempting to do both procedures simultaneously may complicate treatment. In any event, Orthodontic Specialists do not do fillings,ply Orthodontic Treatment. Although some General Dentists do Orthodontic Treatment, there are level-of-care issues.
Answered on Aug 13, 2014
Dr. Keith Hollander
35 years experience Dentistry
Yes but: yes but usually the dentist that does the braces does not do fillings.
Answered on Nov 14, 2016

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