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Cavities Under Braces
Cavities under brace: Yes cavities will form under, around and besides braces. You must clean your mouth after every time you eat anything. So plan your meals and snacks accordingly. A an aside most people with braces become fitter and trimmer as they refrain from over snacking and eat food that stick less to their braces like fruits and vegetables.See 3 more doctor answers
Perhaps: Call your Orthodontist to schedule an examination. If necessary, your Orthodontist will refer you to your General Dentist for specific treatment.See 3 more doctor answers
Yes: Absolutely! Sooner the better..Get a more detailed answer ›
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 a lot when wearing braces so you don't need fillings. Get the dental hygienist to clean your teeth every 3 months.
Hi I have 2 cavitys I need filled but I also have to get braces could I get my braces first then get my cavitys filled It would be easier on me?
Cavites and braces: I would highly suggest taking care of any restorative dental work BEFORE starting orthodontic treatment. That is much easier.See 5 more doctor answers
Infection control: Excessive overbite may be just the tip of the iceberg. Have your occlusion evaluated by an Orthodontic Specialist to see if corrective Orthodontic Treatment would be beneficial for you. Before beginning Orthodontic Treatment your Family Dentist will do infection control, eliminating tooth infections (cavities), gum infections, and will place you on a good Oral Hygiene Program.See 3 more doctor answers
Absolutely: Before moving teeth it is very important that your math be infection-free. That means no hard or soft tissue infections. Cavities should be treated, and gums made as healthy as possible before attempting tooth movement. Please see your dentist and your orthodontist to coordinate any pre-braces treatment that may be required.See 2 more doctor answers
Ask: Ask your Orthodontic Specislist. The Orthodontist will coordinate restorative treatment with your General Dentist. Depends on location and size of the cavities.See 3 more doctor answers
I'm interested to know what happens if you develop a cavity a few days before you're getting braces?
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?
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.See 2 more doctor answers
Yes.: All dental work should be completed prior to initiation of orthodontic treatment (braces). Once braces are placed on your teeth, many surfaces of the teeth are covered by brackets and wires. This makes cleaning your teeth more difficult and makes your teeth more vulnerable to cavities. The best case scenario is a clean bill of dental health before getting braces.
I went to the dentist told and was told I have small cavities, but I need braces. Can I still get them?
I have a few cavities and there already filled, and I have two root canals done is it still possible to get braces?
Yes: The cavities would need to be fixed, but then yes.See 5 more doctor answers