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Can it be possible for you to get cavities under your braces?

Can it be possible for you to get cavities under your 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.

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Is it possible for you to tell if you have cavities under your braces?

Is it possible for you to tell if you have cavities under your braces?

Perhaps: Call your Orthodontist to schedule an examination. If necessary, your Orthodontist will refer you to your General Dentist for specific treatment.

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Can I have braces if I have cavities?

Can I have braces if I have cavities?

Infection: A cavity is an infection. No ethical Orthodontic Specialist would put braces on diseased teeth or teeth with diseased gum/bone support. Ask Orthodontist to work w your Dentist to resolve all infections before malocclusion correction begins.

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Will theu fix cavities with braces on?

Will theu fix cavities with braces on?

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 dentist and your orthodontic specialist to work out what would be best for you.

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Can I have braces even if have cavities?

Can I have braces even if have cavities?

No: No qualified Orthodontic Specialist would put braces on diseased teeth. Ask your Orthodontist to work with your General Dentist to make your teeth healthy before realigning them.

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Do I have to fix my cavity before braces?

Do I have to fix my cavity before braces?

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.

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Are you able to get braces if you have cavities?

You can..: .. But unlikely that any dentist or orthodontist would start treatment if there were carious lesions present. Have the cavities restored first, then start the orthodontics.

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Can I get adult braces even if I have a few cavities?

Can I get adult braces even if I have a few cavities?

Treat the decay firs: You need to get the cavities fixed before braces as braces make oral hygiene more difficult.

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Is it possible for you to get braces and still get cavity work done after?

Is it possible for you to get braces and still get cavity work done after?

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.

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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?

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.

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If I have one cavity and a overbite do I need braces?

If I have one cavity and a overbite do I need braces?

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.

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Do I have to get any cavities fixed before getting braces?

Do I have to get any cavities fixed before getting braces?

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.

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Can I get 2 cavities filled the same day I get my braces?

Can I get 2 cavities filled the same day I get my braces?

Ask: Ask your Orthodontic Specislist. The Orthodontist will coordinate restorative treatment with your General Dentist. Depends on location and size of the cavities.

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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?

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.

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Do you have to be cavity free before getting braces?

Do you have to be cavity free before getting braces?

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.

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Can you put braces on teeth that has cavity?

Not ethically: Before placing braces any qualified orthodontic specialist will insist that your general dentist makes sure your mouth is infection-free.

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