Can I Get a Filling While Wearing Braces?

Can I Get a Filling While Wearing Braces?

Can I Get a Filling While Wearing Braces?

If you are currently undergoing orthodontic treatment and have discovered a cavity, you may wonder if you can have a filling done while wearing bracesContinue reading to learn more.

How Did I Develop a Cavity?

Cavities develop in the teeth when bacteria break down the protective outer layer of enamel. Bacteria exist in the mouth in the form of plaque, which is typically removed with thorough and regular brushing and flossing. Bacteria levels fluctuate with the foods and beverages that we eat, as well.

To prevent cavities, an individual should brush their teeth and maintain a diet low in harmful sugars or acids. Over time, bacteria and acid eat away at the protective layer of enamel and penetrate the more delicate layers of tooth structure below.

Can I Have My Cavity Filled If I Have Braces?

The answer is yes!

If you have a cavity while undergoing orthodontic treatment, you can receive the restorative treatment you need without waiting until your braces treatment is completed.


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If a cavity is discovered, your orthodontist and dentist will work together to find the best way to treat the decay. In most cases, a filling can be done without any disruption to the braces.

In cases such as this, the wires or brackets may be temporarily removed to allow direct access. After the filling has been completed, the wires or brackets will be properly put back in place over the restored tooth.

Preventing Cavities During Orthodontic Treatment

During your visits to our office, we will regularly check to make sure that your teeth and gums are healthy. If any issues are found, your orthodontist will recommend that you see your dentist for restorative treatment. 

It is important to continue to regularly see your dentist during your orthodontic treatment. Having your regular dental cleanings and examinations done will help ensure that the teeth are as clean, healthy, and strong as possible.

You can also help prevent cavities by avoiding sugary or acidic foods and beverages, such as:

  • Coffee/tea
  • Candy
  • Energy drinks

Best Encino and West Hills Orthodontist

The experienced professionals of the CaliSmile Orthodontic team are dedicated to providing orthodontic treatment in Encino and West Hills, California.

For over 17 years, Dr. Amir Dehghan has worked hard to provide top-tier cosmetic and orthodontic care. Dr. Amir and his team are here to expertly guide you through each step of your treatment.

CaliSmile Orthodontics has two beautiful locations in both Encino and West Hills, California. Give us a call anytime at (310) 710-6527 or fill out our online appointment request form for a comprehensive consultation in one of our Los Angeles county orthodontic offices.

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