If you’re a patient at Appple Tree Orthodontics, you are used to visiting us for your regular adjustment appointment every 6-8 weeks. While our hygienist is in your mouth making those adjustments, it’s important for you to remember our team is working on your braces and trips to your general dentist are still very much needed.
When we work on your braces, we are not looking specifically for any cavities and anything we do notice is a by-product of monitoring your oral health from an orthodontic perspective. Even if we did find something suspicious we don’t have the facilities to correct it.
For this reason, we tell you to maintain your regular dental checkup schedule of once every 6 months.
Another important thing to remember is that your oral hygiene needs to be flawless. The appliances that are in your mouth are, unfortunately, a magnet for plaque buildup. If you are a bit lax with brushing and rinsing out your mouth after eating, you may just find that you have a beautiful straight smile with stained teeth.
While having braces does not increase the risk of cavities, not caring for your teeth and having braces does.
If you have any questions regarding your oral hygiene, click here to visit our website or contact Apple Tree Orthodontics at our office.