Should You See Your Dentist During Orthodontic Treatment?

Many new orthodontic patients ask, “can you see your dentist during orthodontic treatment?”

The short answer is yes. Whether you are an adult, a teen, or a child, it is essential that you continue to get regular cleanings and check-ups during treatment. Let’s look at why you should continue seeing your dentist and which treatments are available while you have braces.

At Vinson Orthodontics, our top priority is helping you achieve a beautiful, healthy smile that will last a lifetime.

Schedule a complimentary exam to discover what makes us the leading orthodontic provider in Clayton and Wake Forest!

a man getting his braces inspected by a dental assistant

Why You Need to See the Dentist During Orthodontic Treatment

Dr. Vinson uses the most advanced orthodontic techniques, technology, and research to help you achieve the smile of your dreams. His primary focus is ensuring that your orthodontic treatment works effectively and efficiently. 

While he will check your teeth at your appointments, you should also visit a dentist who will focus on the health of your teeth and gums. Visiting your dentist regularly will help prevent:

  • Tooth decay
  • Tooth pain
  • Tooth discoloration
  • Gum disease
  • Bad breath

Food particles, plaque, and bacteria can build up around your braces or in your clear aligners during treatment. Brushing twice a day, flossing, and rinsing with mouthwash will also help ensure that your teeth stay healthy.

As a certified Diamond Invisalign provider, Dr. Vinson has helped many patients achieve stunning results. Schedule a free exam to learn how  Invisalign and  braces can set you up for life-long oral health!

a woman with braces and glasses getting her braces inspected by the dental assistant

Dental Treatments Available with Braces:

Dental Fillings

Modern braces use brackets and archwires to help move your teeth into position. This leaves plenty of surface area for a dentist to do the necessary work. Some fillings can be done without removing any brackets or wires, but your dentist and orthodontist will work jointly to meet your dental needs and complete your fillings.

Root Canals

Dentists often access the tooth’s root from the back of the tooth, meaning they often do not need to disturb your braces. Similar to fillings, your dentist and orthodontist will work together to meet your dental needs and complete your root canals.

Dental Crowns

Crowns can also be placed while you have braces. If you need a crown, Dr. Vinson can advise you on the best way to get the work done without affecting your treatment timeline.

Get the Best Orthodontic Treatment in Clayton and Wake Forest

Dr. Vinson and the  skilled team at Vinson Orthodontics are here to support you from the day we place your braces to the day you reveal your smile to the world. We have the experience and knowledge to ensure that your orthodontic treatment is smooth and enjoyable.

Schedule a complimentary exam today to get an office visit and discover your treatment options.  

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