Can you get cavities under your braces? If so, how are those cavities treated?
Steven E. Roth, DMD
Dentist, WebMD Medical Expert
American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
With braces, teeth can decay just as easily as they would without them. Your oral hygiene, including frequent brushing, water picking, fluoride rinses and supplements, and frequent cleanings during orthodontics treatment is imperative. Usually cavities can be fixed while braces are still on. But sometimes, they do have to be removed first.