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Do you have a cavity while you align your smile with braces? If so, you’re probably wondering how the problem will be treated even though you have metal hardware on your smile. Well, our orthodontist, Dr. Jacob Spendlove, is happy to tell you what typically happens in situations like this.

When you visit your dental office, your dentist will contact your orthodontist and will discuss the best and right treatment for you. This will help your dentist know how to accurately and effectively work around the appliance. If the cavity isn’t too dangerous, your dentist might recommend delaying treatment until you are done aligning your smile. However, this will only be a viable option if you remain diligent in your oral hygiene routine. You have to promise to take extra great care of your smile each day.

If your cavity is too severe, your dentist will determine the treatment that is right for you and will restore your tooth right then and there. This can help you improve your overall oral health and wellness. Depending on the severity of the decay, your dentist might use a dental filling, dental crown, or other dental restoration to fix your tooth.

Do you have any questions about how to treat cavities when you have braces in Flagstaff, Arizona? If so, please contact Orthodontics, Inc. at (928) 774-0881 and talk to a member of our orthodontic team. We are here to help you in any way we can, so please don’t hesitate to reach out to us!