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When you align your smile with braces, it’s important to keep your teeth and gums in tip-top shape so you don’t suffer cavities during your journey. However, sometimes that’s a tough task to accomplish and cavities end up forming on the chompers. Our orthodontist, Dr. , is happy to help you know what happens next in a situation like this.

First, your dentist will consult with your orthodontist and determine the next best step. If the cavity is minor and not too dangerous, your dentist might recommend delaying treatment as long as you keep a diligent and effective oral hygiene routine, which should include brushing after you eat, flossing once a day, rinsing daily, and attending your dental cleaning appointments. This can help you prevent the progression of the cavity.

Second, if the cavity is too severe, your dentist will recommend the right restorative treatment for you. This might include a dental filling, dental crown, or other dental restoration to improve your dental health and overall wellness.

If you have any questions or if you would like to know more about how to treat cavities when you have braces in Gallup, New Mexico, please contact Ortho*Dental, Inc. at (505) 863-8100 when you have the chance. Our orthodontic team is happy to help you, and we look forward to hearing from you!