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!