If I have braces, do I still need dental checkups every six months?

Yes. Actually, it is especially crucial for patients going through orthodontic treatment to see their dentist often. Braces can hinder your toothbrush from accessing the food trapped in some areas.

This makes the germs to accumulate, causing gum illness, cavities and gingivitis. Your dentist shall work in close collaboration with your orthodontist to ensure that you maintain cleanliness and health, if you wear braces.