Dental Checkups and Orthodontics Go Hand In Hand
One of the many questions asked of the orthodontist is “If I have braces do I still need to go to the dentist every 6 months for my dental checkup?” The answer to this question is yes. Dental checkups and Orthodontics go hand in hand! While your orthodontist will monitor your braces and teeth in regards to movement and fixing the bite, it is through regular dental exams that tooth decay and other oral health concerns can be spotted. With braces being food traps that can cause cavities, proper oral hygiene and regular scheduled dental checkups are imperative to maintain a healthy mouth. There are some instances where patients may experience a more difficult time cleaning around their appliances that may require them to go in every 3-4 months for a dental checkup. The common goal for both the orthodontist and the general dentist is to work together to ensure the patient maintains a healthy functioning bite that will last lifetime.