Can dentists remove plaque and food between my teeth if I am wearing braces?Dental Braces & Invisalign
I've been wearing braces for 3 years. Can dentists check for and remove plaque and food between my teeth if I am wearing braces? My dentist does not seem to check and clean between my teeth before tightening my braces.
It is possible for your dentist to remove your orthodontic wires before a scale and polish.
In this way, the plaque and food in between your teeth can be cleaned.
After the cleaning, the wires can be replaced.
When wearing braces, it can be pretty difficult to clean teeth, especially in between teeth with plaque and tartar. That is why dentists recommend dental cleaning every 6 months during braces treatment.
But we can do cleaning with or without taking out the wires in between teeth. But it is better to clean teeth after taking out the wire temporarily and replace the braces after cleaning.
Please be advised to get dental cleaning regularly during braces treatment, otherwise there will be food trapped in the braces, causing gum infections such as gingivitis with bleeding and bad breath.
Thanks so much.
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