Can You Get Braces If You Have Cavities?

Can You Get Braces If You Have Cavities?

What are tooth cavities?

Tooth cavities are the most common teeth related problems that can affect people of any age. Usually, the food particles, saliva and bacteria combine  to form a sticky substance known as plaque. If teeth are not cleaned properly, these plaque deposits adhere to the teeth, which  can then harden into tartar and calculus. Acids produced by germs (which are  present in the plaque) degrade the tooth, resulting in the formation of “holes” in the tooth known as “tooth cavities”.

Are braces recommended on decayed tooth?

If tooth decay or cavities are not treated on time, they become extensive in size, weakening the overall tooth structure. In such cases, the tooth is not able to withstand the external forces such as pressure due to biting,  chewing or  any dental treatment procedure.

Can You Get Braces If You Have Cavities?

In case  you are  planning any dental treatment  including  braces while having tooth cavities, your orthodontist will recommend you  get your cavities treated first . Treatment may involve dental fillings, dental crowns or root canal procedures. These treatments will help to prevent further  damage due to bad tooth cavities.

Therefore before getting your braces, if your teeth aren’t sufficiently strong and have cavities, you have to get them treated. This is simply because having braces  on weak teeth will create more dental problems such as cracks or fractures which will ultimately lead to tooth loss.

To get more information regarding braces and orthodontic treatment  contact Green Meadow Dental, 3579B Berlin Turnpike, Newington, CT 06111, or call: (860)-865-0056.   Many people from Portland  come to our office because we are conveniently located next to Target. Our flexible hours and family dental practice makes it easy for busy families to schedule visits for both parents and children.
We also service patients from surrounding areas including Farmington, Meriden and Rocky Hill

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