Our role is to correct your smile and improve your bite! However, your dentist and their oral hygiene team are critical to checking the health of your teeth and gums. It is important that you visit your dentist at least twice a year for regular dental check-ups and cleanings. Your dentist is your primary oral health care provider, and they are an important partner to us in the success of your orthodontic treatment.

Your risk of cavities increases when you have traditional braces. This is because it is more difficult for you to clean your own teeth, and to reach the areas between teeth and around the brackets and wires. When there is accumulation of food that remains, you will find a build-up of plaque, tartar, and an increased risk of decay. Remember, there are microscopic bacteria that live in your mouth and they will take any leftover food debris and form acids which “eat away at your enamel”, and enamel does not “grow back”.


In fact, we suggest visiting a dentist prior to starting treatment; however, note that you do not need a referral from a dentist to see us for your complimentary consultation. We are always happy to see you, any of your family or friends without a direct referral!


Your overall dental health also involves you too, so we’ll explain the proper method of cleaning and caring for your teeth at home as well, and provide details on what foods are safe to eat with braces.