You will see us for an examination and adjustment every 6-8 weeks and your dental auxiliary practitioner will also have a poke around too….so why do you need to visit the dentist?
When we poke about in your mouth, 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 an area of concern, we simply don’t have the facilities to deal with it. That’s why we tell you to maintain your regular dental checkup schedule. Once every 6 months is good.
The other important thing to remember is that your oral hygiene needs to be impeccable. While having braces does not increase the risk of cavities, not caring for your teeth and having braces does. So regular dental appointments are a must.