With braces, the role of your regular dentist becomes even more important. Prior to starting orthodontic treatment, we will ask that you see your dentist for an examination, if one was not done within the last six months.
Dr. Martin and his team do not replace your regular dentist. We will insist that you see your dentist at least twice a year for in-depth cleaning and to evaluate the risk for cavities. A fluoride treatment might be suggested at each visit to re-enforce your enamel against the acid that leads to cavities.
With some adult patients susceptible to gum disease, Dr. Martin might suggest that you see your dentist every three or four months for in-depth cleanings. An aesthetic smile starts with a healthy smile!