A 16-year-old male asked:
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i've had braces for almost a year now, and i noticed a very small hole. it doesn't have any color change like most cavities and i've had a hole just l?

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Dr. Joseph Wineman
39 years experience Dentistry
Cavity during braces: If you are worried-ask your orthodontist next time you see him/her to check to see if the hole is a cavity. You should be getting check-ups and dental cleanings at your general dental office as well. If it is a cavity, get it taken care of now rather than later.
Answered on May 26, 2015
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience Dentistry
Small hole: Where is the small hole located? Color often has nothing to do with a cavity that may be brewing underneath. Let your dentist evaluate this lesion.
Answered on Nov 27, 2017
Dr. Arnold Malerman
52 years experience Orthodontics
Hole: May be a cavity or an enamel defect. Requires immediate attention. Show it to your Orthodontic Specialist so that he/she can communicate with your General Dentist as to appropriate timing and type of treatment. You have a highly skilled team (GP & Ortho) helping you. Take advantage of their expertise.
Answered on Sep 22, 2016

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